The technical secrets of the visual arts


Somewhere in between a science book for designers and a kind of timeless How-To volume, Designa brings together six of Wooden Books’ previous titles to explore some of the secrets behind image-making in the visual arts…

From Celtic art to Islamic design; via curves, perspective, symmetry and that old favourite the ‘golden section’, Designa looks to be a great resource and reference book for any designer.

There are arabesques – the interlaced foliate design which appears in Islamic art – and Jay Hambidge’s theory iof dynamic symmetry as applied to Greek pottery.

“The line has always been at our service,” from the Introduction.

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