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Authentic Turkish Designs (Dover Design Library)

Authentic Turkish Designs (Dover Design Library) (New)

by Akar, Azade

Publisher: Dover Publications

Binding: Paperback

Book ID: 9780486272115, 0486272117

$6.95

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The design tradition that is distintively Turkish dates back a thousand years, incorporating diverse influences in its long and colorful history - traces of the cultures of China, Central Asia, Greece and Byzantium among them. This handsome book, incorporating over 250 bold black-and-white illustrations - all copyright-free - offers graphic artists, students and those interested in design and the decorative arts a unique opportunity to study, enjoy and analyze characteristic elements of authentic Turkish design.

Plant and animal motifs, chain patterns, geometrical and symbolic motifs, architectural forms, stylized suns and moons, rosettes and borders, calligraphic lettering and Turkish adaptations of rococo -- all derived from authentic sources -- are among the many types of design illustrated in clear, easily reproducible images.

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