Notan: The Dark – Light Principle of Design


Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design by Dorr Bothwell and Marlys Mayfield

Using Black and White Designs in art quilts

A guiding principle of Eastern art and design, focusing on the interaction between positive and negative space, demonstrated in 6 problems of progressive difficulty. These techniques are used by painters like Robert Motherwell to sculpture by David Smith. It covers the use of negative and positive space and how the eye perceives the image.

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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