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Symmetries of culture : theory and practice of plane pattern analysis

Author: Dorothy Koster Washburn; Donald W Crowe
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Koster Washburn; Donald W Crowe
ISBN: 029596586X 9780295965864 0295970847 9780295970844
OCLC Number: 16832827
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: x, 299 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: History and theory of plane pattern analysis --
Mathematical principles and terminology --
Color symmetry --
One-dimensional patterns --
Two-dimensional patterns --
Finite designs --
Problems in classification.
Responsibility: Dorothy K. Washburn, Donald W. Crowe.

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Art historians have long been aware of recurring symmetrical patterns of form and color in ancient, tribal, folk and applied arts. Lately, anthropologists have begun using 'symmetry analysis' as a Read more...

 
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