Patterns of fascinating intricacy are the legacy of ancient Celtic artists, who intertwined the beauty of the natural world with the mystery of the spiritual world, as it was then perceived. In these designs, fantastic men, beasts, birds and serpents writhe and bite their way through twisting bands of knotwork and swirling spirals, in dazzling, never-ending linear displays. Artists, crafts people, colourists, and all who love pure design will find these pages, inspired by the Celtic tradition, absorbing and challenging for use in stencilling, needlework, calligraphic design and many other applications.
Introduction - America's First Nations; Discovery, Exploration and Colonisation; Revolution and Independence; The Young Republic; Jefferson and the Democratic Republic; The Age of Jackson; The West (Pre-Civil War); Sectional Conflict; Civil War and Reconstruction; The West (Post-Civil War); The Gilded Age and Imperial America; Populism, Progressivism and the Great War; Boom, Bust and the New Deal; World War II and the Origins of the Cold War; Post-war America: The Fifties and Sixties; Retrenchment: The Seventies and Eighties; Post-Cold War America: Cold War Ends, War on Terror Begins; Index.
Series: International Design Library
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st September 1981
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.2
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 7