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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
|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.|
"The essays compiled here explore how cultural information is embedded in the symmetrical structure of pattern. From descriptions of patterns on objects and activities as diverse as Nasca embroideries, Ica Valley ceramics, Quechua textiles, Yombe mats, and Zulu beadwork, as well as Amazonian shamanic therapy and ceramic design among the Shipibo and Turkish Yoruk weaving, the contributors reveal how the symmetrical structures in the patterns describe aspects of each culture's fundamental principles for living in the world. This approach offers a fresh way to read the meaning in pattern by arguing that pattern communicates through the structural metaphors embedded in the symmetrical relationship of the pattern parts.
The two volumes together offer readers a new window into the communicative importance of design."--Jacket.
- Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts)
- Pattern perception.
- Symmetry (Art)
- Cognition and culture.
- Meaning (Philosophy)
- Motifs (Art décoratif)
- Perception des structures.
- Symétrie (Art)
- Cognition et culture.
- Signification (Philosophie)
- Artes decorativas.
- Dessin géométrique.
- Motif décoratif.
- Ornement (Art)
- Perception des formes.