The Elements of Design

The Elements of Design

Rediscovering Colours, Textures, Forms and Shapes

  1. Loan Oei
  2. Cecile De Kegel
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  • ISBN 9780500283394
  • 20.00 x 25.00 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 208pp
  • 177 Illustrations, 177 in colour
  • First published 2002
‘Captivating and inspiring… stunning photographs… strangely beautiful and mesmerising’ – Time Out

Colours, textures, forms and shapes are the basis of this unique sourcebook that reveals the elements common to all design and teaches us how to see afresh.

Hauntingly beautiful and profoundly instructive, it surveys our whole environment, natural and manmade , and shows how it can be defined in terms of basic elements which take us to the heart of the creative process. All are represented with telling juxtapositions in a wide range of materials and techniques – the bark of a plane tree in Paris; a detail of a cotton towel in Japan; sunset in the Egyptian desert; a tiled floor in Bangkok; a cart wheel in Antwerp.

This amazing volume is destined to become a cult book for artists, designers and craftspeople of all kinds, as well as being a vital educational tool.

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