Chinese Motifs and Designs CD-ROM and Book [With CDROM] (Dover Electronic Clip Art) (Paperback)

By Joseph D'Addetta

Dover Publications, 9780486998633, 48pp.

Publication Date: November 2, 2007

List Price: 14.95*
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Recapture the Splendor and Grace of China's Artistic Traditions The elegance of Chinese design is based on four timeless principles: spirit, rhythm, life, and movement. This unparalleled treasury includes 313 traditional Chinese motifs, immortal embellishments rendered from genuine objets d'art found in the world's finest collections. Spanning some 3,000 years, from 1300 B.C. to the late nineteenth century, these remarkable designs -- taken from textiles, ceramics, bronzes, furniture, and more -- include
- Flowers and Plants
- Wave and Cloud Forms
- Medallions
- Animal Life
- Chinese Symbols
- Traditional Repeating Patterns
- Fascinating Symmetrical Designs, and more
Rich with enduring cultural beauty, each royalty-free motif will offer today's artists and designers fresh creative insight and revitalized inspiration.