By Hand & Eye

Walker , George and Jim Tolpin

Published by Lost Art Press, 2013
ISBN 10: 0985077751 / ISBN 13: 9780985077754
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Synopsis: By Hand & Eye is a deep dive into the world of history, architecture and design. And the authors have emerged with armloads of pearls for readers.Instead of serving up a list of formulas with magical names (i.e. the Golden Section, the Rule of Thirds) that will transform the mundane into perfection, George R. Walker and Jim Tolpin show how much of the world is governed by simple proportions, noting how ratios such as 1:2; 3:5 and 4:5 were ubiquitous in the designs of pre-industrial artisans. And the tool that helps us explore this world, then as now, are dividers.The key to good design is to master these basic notes much like learning to sing do, re, mi. How to do this is the subject of the first three-quarters of the book. It offers exercises, examples and encouragement in opening your inner eye, propping it up with toothpicks and learning the simple geometry that will help you improve your design.The last quarter of By Hand & Eye takes these principles and puts them into practice by designing nine projects that are decidedly contemporary proof positive that design isnt reserved for highboys and 18th-century Philadelphia side chairs. The projects show all of the books design principles in full flower, and yet the projects are small enough and simple enough (for the most part) that you can use them as a way to explore the books concepts without risking a lot of wood or time in the process.By Hand & Eye is not, however, a recipe book for better design. The principles of good design are learned through exercise and repetition, and the authors offer the critical exercises in every chapter. Reading about good design is not enough to be able to master it. You have to practice it until it becomes second nature and your hand and your eye work together as one.By Hand & Eye is 200 pages long with full-color illustrations printed on heavy #80-pound matte coated paper. The book is casebound and Smythe sewn so it lasts a long time. The hardback boards are covered in cotton cl

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Title: By Hand & Eye
Publisher: Lost Art Press
Publication Date: 2013
Book Condition: Like New
Edition: First Edition.

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