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Abstraction in Art and Nature

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In this stimulating, thought-provoking guide, a noted sculptor and teacher demonstrates how to discover a rich new design source in the abstractions inherent in natural forms. Through systematic study of such properties as line, form, shape, mass, pattern, light and dark, space, proportion, scale, perspective, and color as they appear in nature, students can learn to utili ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published April 12th 1993 by Dover Publications
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Ed Smiley
Mar 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Read alongside Point and Line to Plane. These two books take diametrically opposite, and supplementary approaches.
Point and Line to Plane is primarily a priori and Abstraction in Art and Nature a posteriori. They benefit from being read together.

Unlike Point and Line to Plane, this derives formal relationship through observation, knowledge and analogy and applies them. This is more of a workbook or a reference book, I therefore skimmed it (I didn't do the exercises.)

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May 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This explains so much about the patterns formed by forces of nature with good illustrations.
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