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Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry: The Cultural Significance of Structure Michael Hann

Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry: The Cultural Significance of Structure

Michael Hann

Published November 21st 2013
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Kindle Edition
376 pages
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Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry: The Cultural Significance of Structure investigates the cultural significance of pattern and symbol in decorative arts throughout history, demonstrating how connections and comparisons in geometrical pattern can be madeMoreSymbol, Pattern and Symmetry: The Cultural Significance of Structure investigates the cultural significance of pattern and symbol in decorative arts throughout history, demonstrating how connections and comparisons in geometrical pattern can be made across different cultures and how the significance of these designs has influenced craft throughout history.The book features a vast array of illustrative examples of symbol and pattern from a widespread number of historical and cultural examples, from Byzantine, Persian and Assyrian design, to case studies from Celtic, Japanese and Chinese patterns. In looking at each culture’s specific craft style a strong emphasis is placed on showing how the decorative arts are underpinned with a strict geometric structure, and on explaining how reference to such structures can allow classification and comparison of data from different cultural or historical sources.Highly illustrated and with clear, original commentary, the book enables students, practitioners, teachers and researchers to explore the historical and cultural significance of symbol and pattern in craft and design, ultimately displaying how a geometrical dialogue in design can be established through history and culture.