Pattern Design; A Book for Students Treating in a Practical Way of the Anatomy, Planning & Evolution of Repeated Ornament

Pattern Design; A Book for Students Treating in a Practical Way of the Anatomy, Planning & Evolution of Repeated Ornament

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...necessity be equal as at A (163), but it is practically convenient to make them so. The design is could of course be woven; but, if the repeat of the turnover measured 9 inches, a manufacturer would not allow 18 inches for the single. In the same way the repeat of a border must naturally correspond at the side of a curtain with the depth of a filling pattern, and at the bottom with its width (162, 164)--and if part of the filling is single, the corresponding portion of the border also may be. In the case of a narrow and not very important border it may be shorter than the filling as long as its length is divisible into that--a 9-inch filling may have a border of 4! inches, or 3 inches, or 1$. And so where the border is the main feature and the filling a mere diaper (164), that may measure only half or a third or a quarter of its length. And were it mechanically possible to weave border and filling the repeats of which measured respectively say 7 and 9 inches, it is doubtful if artistically it would be worth while: the simple thing to do is commonly the right one. It is sometimes desirable to make a curtain or other pattern complete in itself with start and finish (165). For working purposes these may be regarded as borders, and must conform to the conditions regulating border design. Further complexities occur in the design of table linen. The conditions seem at first sight to allow great freedom to the artist. He has only to design a square or oblong cloth each quarter of which is a turnover of the other, and in the centre he may have a space where there is no repeat. That is charming in theory. In practice his task is not so simple. It is complicated by the necessity of arranging some means of lengthening the cloth to suit tables of...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928105
  • 9781236928108