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Composition: Understanding Line, Notan and Color

Composition: Understanding Line, Notan and Color

By: Arthur Wesley Dow

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Arthur Wesley Dow literally "wrote the book" on composition—and this is it! Dow's Composition exercised an enormous influence on emerging modern artists of a century ago. A thought-provoking examination of the nature of visual representation, it remains ever-relevant to all the visual arts.
A well-known painter and printmaker, Dow taught for many years at Columbia University and acted as a mentor to countless young artists, including Georgia O'Keeffe. His text, presented in a workbook format, offers teachers and students a systematic approach to composition. It explores the creation of freely constructed images based on harmonic relations between lines, colors, and dark and light patterns. The author draws upon the traditions of Japanese art to discuss a theory of "flat" formal equilibrium as an essential component of pictorial creation. Practical and well-illustrated, this classic guide offers valuable insights into modern design.

Reprint of Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, New York, 1913 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 10048646007X
ISBN 139780486460079
Author/EditorArthur Wesley Dow
FormatBook
Page Count144
Dimensions8 3/8 x 11

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