Notan: The Dark-light Principle of Design
A guiding principle of Eastern art and design, focusing on the interaction between positive and negative space, demonstrated in six art lessons of progressive difficulty. Solutions will fascinate artists and designers of every calling and level of expertise, from painters and sculptors, potters and textile designers to architects and interior designers. 101 illustrations.
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NOTAN IN EVERYDAY LIFE
SYMMETRICAL AND ASYMMETRICAL BALANCE
NEGATIVE SHAPES WITH POSITIVE REVERSALS
CONTROL OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE SPACE
VALUE AND THE CONSTRUCTIVE USE OF TENSION
THE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
A COMPARTMENTED DESIGN
NOTAN AND THE INNOCENT EYE
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