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By Arthur Wesley Dow

At the flip of the 20th century, Arthur Wesley Dow actually "wrote the ebook" on composition—and this is often it! Dow's Composition exercised a big effect on rising glossy artists of a century in the past. A thought-provoking exam of the character of visible illustration, it is still ever-relevant to all the visual arts.
A famous painter and printmaker, Dow taught for a few years at Columbia collage and acted as a mentor to numerous younger artists, together with Georgia O'Keeffe. His textual content, provided in a workbook layout, deals lecturers and scholars a scientific method of composition. It explores the construction of freely developed photos in line with harmonic relatives among traces, colours, and darkish and light-weight styles. the writer attracts upon the traditions of eastern artwork to debate a thought of "flat" formal equilibrium as an integral part of pictorial construction. sensible and well-illustrated, this vintage consultant deals beneficial insights into smooth design.

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