Designing Celtic Ornament PDF ePub eBook

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Designing Celtic Ornament free pdf Drawing on the immense popularity and the timeless appeal of Celtic ornaments, author David Balade, an acclaimed artist who created many drawings and paintings in the Celtic style, has chosen the most interesting, diverse and typical patterns and motifs of Celtic art for this beautifully designed practical and historical sourcebook. Starting with an illustrated introduction to the Celts and the development of Celtic art, all designs showcased in Designing Celtic Ornament are placed in their historical context. The chapters which follow examine the major patterns of Celtic ornamentation: spirals, interlacements, labyrinths and beasts. Each chapter opens with a general introduction to the elements of the pattern and is followed by the many modifications it underwent during the ages. A short introduction to each variation with illustrated examples from magnificent manuscripts such as the Book of Kells, The Book of Durrow or the Lindisfarne Gospels explains the specific characteristics of a certain pattern, how it was created and what it symbolised. More than 200 of the depicted designs can be reproduced and applied to contemporary work. The final chapter gives easy to follow step-by-step instructions for replicating twenty of the most beautiful motifs to be found in this exquisite collection of Celtic ornaments. Designing Celtic Ornament not only explores the history and symbolism of the most popular Celtic motifs, but also provides a fantastic and ideal resource for artists, designers and crafters working in all media.

About David Balade

David Balade (b. 1972) studied marketing and business at Nantes, France. Since 2001, he has dedicated himself to his artistic career, which is closely connected with Celtic art. In 2003 he founded Ker Is, a company specialising in Celtic artefacts. Balade is also the author of several books on Celtic motifs and ornament.

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Author : David Balade
Publisher : Vivays Publishing Ltd
Data Published : 26 October 2011
ISBN : 1908126132
EAN : 9781908126139
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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