I am in a rambling mood this morning and had a thought about a design book i once perused, that i cannot recall the title of, that i would very much like to find and buy…and thought i would inquire on Orchid to see if anyone could identify it!
So! I was taking a jewelry drawing class. after having also taken a wax carving class, at a little store/ studio, in Arcadia, CA, run by two sisters, who were fabulous jewelers and wax carvers…Kazumi Art…
(I tried to find the studio sgain, but it was no longer there…)
Anyway, the book was about design…japanese…textile(?)…
it had many line drawn illustrations of a sort evolution through variation…which mirrored my absolute favorite design quote of all time…found in one of my favorite books of all time…”Jewelry Making and Design”, by Augustus F Rose and Antonio Cirino…
“ The gap between studying designs and creating them is wider than expected. If this gap is not bridged by some means by which the student can easily make his way across from the ability of imitation to that of creation he will find that his efforts will be difficult at the very outside. There seems to be no better way of bridging the space done by the problem of variation, which lies just between imitation and creation;It takes the work up where copying ends and carries it across to the point we’re creating begins.”
anywhoo, back to the elusive book…
for example…it took an okra, and sliced it shortways, longways, and drew the segments and seeds…then took those studies and made further variations of the segments, and the seeds, and the lines, and then again more variations…creating interesting and beautiful designs!..
if anyone has suggestions as to what this book might be i would be forever appreciative!
my hunt continues!