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The unique collection of pattern designs in Pattern Sourcebook: Japanese Style by Shigeki Nakamura captures Japan's heritage. Over 250 Japanese-style decorative patterns across 60 categories are included as well as examples in both print format and as JPEG and PSD files on a companion CD-ROM.

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Pattern Sourcebook: Japanese Style
250 Patterns for Projects and Designs - Includes CD-Rom

Author: Shigeki Nakamura
Page size: 5"x 8"
Publisher: Rockport
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4I0346
Weight: 0.90 lb
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This unique collection of pattern designs in Pattern Sourcebook: Japanese Style captures Japan's heritage of traditional color, characters and decorative designs passed down through the ages. Each design was carefully selected for use by artists and designers in both their professional projects and personal work. This book offers a collection of 250 Japanese-style decorative patterns across sixty categories and provides examples in both print format and as JPEG and PSD files on a companion CD-Rom. Use this guide as a source of inspiration for your next project or customize the patterns to create your own unique pattern designs. This easy-to-use and practical reference is a valuable sourcebook for anyone working in visual art.

From the Author

Japan has a long heritage of traditional colors, characters and decorative designs, which have been passed down through the ages. This book focuses on decorative designs, providing a collection of materials and accompanying documentation for approximately 60 categories and 250 examples of Japanese designs that today's designers consider essential.

All of the images introduced in this book have been selected from among the stock of designs I have traced over the long years of my career and they have been saved as JPEG and PSD files on the accompanying CD-ROM.

The commentary provided for the designs also includes a description of their histories and origins uses, characteristics and more. I hope that this book will be used widely as a practical Japanese-design production tool.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Plants/Spring 7
Spring Grasses 8
Cherry Blossoms - 10-15
Wisteria 16
Peony - 18-21
Chapter - 2 Plants/Summer 23
Summer Grasses 24
Japanese Water Iris 26
Ivy 28
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Chapter 3 - Plants/Autumn 39
Autumn Grasses 40-47
Chrysanthemum 46-53
Bush Clover 54
Turning Leaves 56
Chapter 4 - Plants/Winter 59
Camellia 60-63
Daffodils 64
Plum 66-71
Pine 72
Bamboo 74
Chapter 5 - Creatures 77
Birds 78
Insects 80
Fish and Animals 82
Chapter 6 - Waves/Flowing Water 85
Waves and Flowing Water 86-99
Chapter 7 - Arabesque 103
Arabesque 104-113
Chapter 8 - Geometry 115
Stripes 116-121
Lattice 122-125
Circles 126
Chapter 9 - Utensils/Formats 129
Utensils 130
Tortoise Shell 132-135
Tachiwaku 136
Characters 138
Yusoku 142

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