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The Resource Symmetry comes of age : the role of pattern in culture, edited by Dorothy K. Washburn and Donald W. Crowe

Symmetry comes of age : the role of pattern in culture, edited by Dorothy K. Washburn and Donald W. Crowe

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Symmetry comes of age : the role of pattern in culture
Title
Symmetry comes of age
Title remainder
the role of pattern in culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dorothy K. Washburn and Donald W. Crowe
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the companion volume to the authors' Symmetries of Culture: Theory and Practice of Plane Pattern Analysis, the classic reference for symmetry analysis of pattern for anthropologists, archaeologists, art historians, mathematicians, and designers. Central to symmetry analysis is the use of symmetry in the more precise sense of its geometrical isometries in contrast to its everyday meaning of balance. In this volume, Donald Crowe and Dorothy Washburn invited colleagues from several disciplines to apply the method of symmetry analysis to actual case studies from cultures around the world." "The essays compiled here explore how cultural information is embedded in the symmetrical structure of pattern. From descriptions of patterns on objects and activities as diverse as Nasca embroideries, Ica Valley ceramics, Quechua textiles, Yombe mats, and Zulu beadwork, as well as Amazonian shamanic therapy and ceramic design among the Shipibo and Turkish Yoruk weaving, the contributors reveal how the symmetrical structures in the patterns describe aspects of each culture's fundamental principles for living in the world. This approach offers a fresh way to read the meaning in pattern by arguing that pattern communicates through the structural metaphors embedded in the symmetrical relationship of the pattern parts. The two volumes together offer readers a new window into the communicative importance of design."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1927-
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  • Washburn, Dorothy Koster.
  • Crowe, Donald W.
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  • Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts)
  • Pattern perception
  • Symmetry (Art)
  • Cognition and culture
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
Label
Symmetry comes of age : the role of pattern in culture, edited by Dorothy K. Washburn and Donald W. Crowe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xx-xxx) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : the role of pattern in culture/
  • Dorothy K. Washburn
  • Donald W. Crowe
  • 1.
  • Introduction to the plane symmetries/
  • Donald W. Crowe
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Periodic ornamentation of the fabric plane : lessons from Peruvian fabrics/
  • Branko Grunbaum
  • p. 18
  • 3.
  • Creating symmetry on the loom/
  • Carrie Brezine
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • Symmetries on mats woven by Yombe women from the lower Congo : on the interplay between cultural values and mathematical-technical possibilities/
  • Paulus Gerdes
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Continuity and change in Zulu beadwork conventions : the interaction of color and pattern/
  • Frank Jolles
  • p. 100
  • 6.
  • Motion pictures : symmetry as animator, classifier, and syntax in the Nasca embroideries of Peru/
  • Mary Frame
  • p. 133
  • 7.
  • Tanka, Chongo, Kutij : structure of the world through cloth/
  • E. M. Franquemont
  • C. R. Franquemont
  • p. 177
  • 8.
  • Symmetry analysis of Ica Valley ceramics : insights into Ica-Inca interactions/
  • Dorothy K. Washburn
  • p. 215
  • 9.
  • At play in the fields of symmetry : design structure and shamanic therapy in the Upper Amazon/
  • Peter G. Roe
  • p. 232
  • 10.
  • Cognitive structures and body metaphors in the aesthetic and everyday discourse of Turkish-Yoruk weavers/
  • Patricia Daugherty
  • p. 304
Control code
UCIb31688718
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxx, 354 p.
Isbn
9780295983660
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
Label
Symmetry comes of age : the role of pattern in culture, edited by Dorothy K. Washburn and Donald W. Crowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xx-xxx) and index
Contents
  • Introduction : the role of pattern in culture/
  • Dorothy K. Washburn
  • Donald W. Crowe
  • 1.
  • Introduction to the plane symmetries/
  • Donald W. Crowe
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Periodic ornamentation of the fabric plane : lessons from Peruvian fabrics/
  • Branko Grunbaum
  • p. 18
  • 3.
  • Creating symmetry on the loom/
  • Carrie Brezine
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • Symmetries on mats woven by Yombe women from the lower Congo : on the interplay between cultural values and mathematical-technical possibilities/
  • Paulus Gerdes
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Continuity and change in Zulu beadwork conventions : the interaction of color and pattern/
  • Frank Jolles
  • p. 100
  • 6.
  • Motion pictures : symmetry as animator, classifier, and syntax in the Nasca embroideries of Peru/
  • Mary Frame
  • p. 133
  • 7.
  • Tanka, Chongo, Kutij : structure of the world through cloth/
  • E. M. Franquemont
  • C. R. Franquemont
  • p. 177
  • 8.
  • Symmetry analysis of Ica Valley ceramics : insights into Ica-Inca interactions/
  • Dorothy K. Washburn
  • p. 215
  • 9.
  • At play in the fields of symmetry : design structure and shamanic therapy in the Upper Amazon/
  • Peter G. Roe
  • p. 232
  • 10.
  • Cognitive structures and body metaphors in the aesthetic and everyday discourse of Turkish-Yoruk weavers/
  • Patricia Daugherty
  • p. 304
Control code
UCIb31688718
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xxx, 354 p.
Isbn
9780295983660
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)

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