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Composition

By Arthur Wesley Dow
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Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • BEGINNINGS
  • THE THREE ELEMENTS
    • I. LINE—NOTAN—COLOR
  • LINE DRAWING
    • II.—JAPANESE MATERIALS AND BRUSH PRACTICE
      • EXERCISE
    • EXERCISE
  • PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION
    • III.—WAYS OF CREATING HARMONY
      • PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION
      • EXERCISE
      • EXERCISE
      • EXERCISE
    • PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION
    • EXERCISE
    • EXERCISE
    • EXERCISE
  • LINE
    • IV.—COMPOSITION IN SQUARES AND CIRCLES
      • APPLICATIONS
    • APPLICATIONS
    • V.—COMPOSITION IN RECTANGLES—VARIATION
      • EXERCISE
      • EXAMPLES OF RECTANGULAR DESIGN.
      • EXERCISE
      • EXERCISE
    • EXERCISE
    • EXAMPLES OF RECTANGULAR DESIGN.
    • EXERCISE
    • EXERCISE
    • VI.—LANDSCAPE COMPOSITION
      • EXERCISE
      • PICTURES COMPOSED ON RECTANGULAR LINES.
      • LANDSCAPE ARRANGEMENT,—VARIATION.
      • EXERCISE
    • EXERCISE
    • PICTURES COMPOSED ON RECTANGULAR LINES.
    • LANDSCAPE ARRANGEMENT,—VARIATION.
    • EXERCISE
    • VII.—COMPOSITION IN REPRESENTATION
      • NON-REPRESENTATIVE
      • REPRESENTATIVE
    • NON-REPRESENTATIVE
    • REPRESENTATIVE
  • NOTAN
    • VIII.—HARMONY-BUILDING WITH DARK-AND-LIGHT
      • EXERCISE
    • EXERCISE
    • IX.—TWO VALUES—VARIATIONS—DESIGN
      • METHOD OF STUDY.
      • EXERCISE
      • FLOWER COMPOSITIONS TWO VALUES
      • EXERCISE
      • TEXTILE PATTERNS AND RUGS TWO VALUES
      • EXERCISE
    • METHOD OF STUDY.
    • EXERCISE
    • FLOWER COMPOSITIONS TWO VALUES
    • EXERCISE
    • TEXTILE PATTERNS AND RUGS TWO VALUES
    • EXERCISE
    • X.—TWO VALUES—LANDSCAPE AND PICTURES
      • EXERCISE
      • SPOTTING,—NOTAN OF PICTURES.
      • ORIGINAL PICTORIAL COMPOSITION IN TWO VALUES.
    • EXERCISE
    • SPOTTING,—NOTAN OF PICTURES.
    • ORIGINAL PICTORIAL COMPOSITION IN TWO VALUES.
    • XI.—TWO VALUES—GOTHIC SCULPTURE JAPANESE DESIGN BOOKS. APPLICATIONS OF TWO VALUES
      • JAPANESE DESIGN BOOKS
      • APPLICATIONS of NOTAN of TWO VALUES
    • JAPANESE DESIGN BOOKS
    • APPLICATIONS of NOTAN of TWO VALUES
    • XII.—THREE VALUES
      • EXERCISE
      • THREE GRAYS, A SCALE
      • LANDSCAPE AND PICTURES
      • APPLICATIONS, THREE VALUES
    • EXERCISE
    • THREE GRAYS, A SCALE
    • LANDSCAPE AND PICTURES
    • APPLICATIONS, THREE VALUES
    • XIII.—MORE THAN THREE VALUES
      • EXERCISE
      • ILLUSTRATION
      • ETCHING
      • PEN DRAWING
      • PENCIL SKETCHING
      • INK PAINTING
    • EXERCISE
    • ILLUSTRATION
    • ETCHING
    • PEN DRAWING
    • PENCIL SKETCHING
    • INK PAINTING
  • COLOR
    • XIV.—COLOR THEORY
      • EXERCISES
    • EXERCISES
    • XV.—COLOR DERIVED FROM NOTAN
      • EXERCISE
      • HARMONY
    • EXERCISE
    • HARMONY
    • XVI.—COLOR SCHEMES FROM JAPANESE PRINTS AND FROM TEXTILES
  • COMPOSITION
    • XVII.—IN DESIGN AND PAINTING
      • WOOD BLOCK PRINTING
    • WOOD BLOCK PRINTING
  • CONCLUSION
    • THE END
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