Excellent handbook, spanning centuries and cultures, illustrates author's theory of design and ornamentation — that several primary forms (square, circle, triangle, linear, flora and fauna) appear repeatedly throughout history. Text examines symbols and their uses, evolution of design motifs an... read more
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Excellent handbook, spanning centuries and cultures, illustrates author's theory of design and ornamentation — that several primary forms (square, circle, triangle, linear, flora and fauna) appear repeatedly throughout history. Text examines symbols and their uses, evolution of design motifs and psychological significance of patterns and designs.
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