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Art Nouveau

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JIUDY BALCHIIIN

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Art Nouveau Designs
JUDY BALCHIN
Introd uction
I have worked as a designer for over twenty-five years and Art Nouveau work. has always been my favourite period. The beauty of the designs and the fluidity of line have often inspired me in my own

I have also taught students about design and the bi,ggest

problem they have is that they think they cannot draw - some have even been frightened to have a go. Weill from now on there will be no excuse! These patterns can be used in their complete form, or elements simply lifted From here and there and combined to create a new design. Alternatively, the designs can be used as a launching pad for your own ideas.

About the designs
Art Nouveau developed for a mere decade. interpreted in the 18805 and lasted in its purest
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Artists were mainly inspired

by nature

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period, and a wonderful selection of floral and plant designs were with stylized, flowing lines. This graphic representation, where artists' lines seem almost fluid as they twine and curve over different surjsces, has left us with a wealth of beautifully organic designs to work from. The grace and freedom of the period offer us a huge range of classic des'igm which can be applied to numerous arts and crafts, Glass, silk and ceramic painters will' be inspired by the patterns within this book - and so will needleworkers and
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decorative painters. I n fact, anyone seeking a baSIC destgn to work from will find them useful as a starting point from which they develop their own ideas. Your creativity will redily come mto play when you choose the colour combinations within the designssomething that

I find my students excel at

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My hope is that I can help take the stress ou of drawing and creating designs with thiS book And who knows- along the way, while you are copying thesE" di'Slgn5 yoo may find tha you Will come up WIth a fey, of your OWl'1. Good lucie
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Miscellaneous .

Birds and Animals .

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Banners .

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