Designs of the World

    SKU: cmc50888

    £18.99 Members' price *

    About

    A sourcebook of hundreds of designs drawn from the work of artists and craftsmen throughout time, from the Pacific cultures of Oceania to the rich and varied heritage of Ancient Greece.

    British Museum Pattern books reproduce in intricate line drawings the rich variety of patterns and designs which decorate art and artefacts in the British Museum and beyond. In this edition, which takes the most striking and intriguing designs from the collection, the great diversity of artistic styles from around the globe is illustrated. The designs are arranged by culture and a concise introduction briefly discusses the historical background of each culture and its designs. Useful information is provided in the notes on the materials, techniques and sources of each design.

    Featuring patterns from Ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome; Africa and Oceania alongside Early Celtic, Islamic and Medieval art and including designs taken from sculpture, pottery, metalwork, textiles and jewellery and much more, this book is a wonderful visual reference and an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration.

    About the authors: Eva Wilson began work as a potter in Denmark and then became draughtsman to the Archaeological Department of the University of Lund, Sweden. Since 1955 she has worked as a freelance illustrator of specialist and popular books on art and archaeology. Rebecca Jewell formerly worked at the Museum of Mankind, London, and at the Commonwealth Institute, London. She is now a freelance illustrator. Susan Bird worked as the illustrator in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum – a post she occupied for twenty years. She now works as a freelance illustrator, ceramicist and painter. Ian Stead is an Iron-Age specialist in the Department of Prehistoric and Romano-British Antiquities at the British Museum, and author of Celtic Art. Karen Hughes is an illustrator working in the Department of Prehistoric and Romano-British Antiquities at the British Museum.

    Includes a free CD with more than 800 images

    Specification

    Product code: cmc50888
    Subtitle: British Museum Pattern Sourcebook
    Authors: Eva Wilson, Rebecca Jewell, Susan Bird, Ian Stead, and Karen Hughes
    ISBN: 9780714150888
    Format: Paperback with CD
    Number of pages: 192 pages
    Size: 276 x 219mm
    llustrations: 500 black and white drawings with 12 colour illustrations.
    Publication date: May 2011
    Weight: 1.193kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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