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Symmetry comes of age : the role of pattern in culture

Author: Dorothy Koster Washburn; Donald W Crowe
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the companion volume to the authors' Symmetries of Culture: Theory and Practice of Plane Pattern Analysis, the classic reference for symmetry analysis of pattern for anthropologists, archaeologists, art historians, mathematicians, and designers. Central to symmetry analysis is the use of symmetry in the more precise sense of its geometrical isometries in contrast to its everyday meaning of balance. In this
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Koster Washburn; Donald W Crowe
ISBN: 0295983663 9780295983660
OCLC Number: 52418067
Description: xxx, 354 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction : The role of pattern in culture / Dorothy K. Washburn and Donald W. Crowe --
Introduction to the plane symmetries / Donald W. Crowe --
Periodic ornamentation of the fabric plane : lessons from Peruvian fabrics / Branko Grünbaum --
Creating symmetry on the loom / Carrie Brezine --
Symmetries on mats woven by Yombe women from the lower Congo : on the interplay between cultural values and mathematical-technical possibilities / Paulus Gerdes --
Continuity and change in Zulu beadwork conventions : the interaction of color and pattern / Frank Jolles --
Motion pictures : symmtery as animator, classifier, and syntax in the Nasca embroideries of Peru / Mary Frame --
Tanka, Chongo, Kutij : structure of the world through cloth / E.M. Franquemont and C.R. Franquemont --
Symmetry analysis of Ica Valley ceramics : insights into Ica-Inca interactions / Dorothy K. Washburn --
At play in the fields of symmetry : design structure and shamanic therapy in the upper Amazon / Peter G. Roe --
Cognitive structures and body metaphors in the aesthetic and everyday discourse of Turkish-Yörük weavers / Patricia Daugherty.
Responsibility: edited by Dorothy K. Washburn and Donald W. Crowe.

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A companion volume to "Symmetries of Culture", this book applies the method of symmetry analysis to actual case studies from cultures around the world. It explores how cultural information is  Read more...

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