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Geometric Patterns from Roman Mosaics: And How to Draw Them Paperback – 1 Dec 1988

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Tarquin Publications (Dec. 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0906212634
  • ISBN-13: 978-0906212639
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 0.4 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 325,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

ROBERT FIELD is a fine artist and illustrator who lives in Putney, Vermont.


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What a neat booklet this is. The Author has a fascination for patterns and how they are constructed. It all started when he was not allowed to take photos of a Roman pavement, but he wanted to record it for later usage. So he sketched it out. Then he played around with grids of squares to see exactly how the patterns worked.
He has gone on to explore many such Roman designs, and these are illustrated and explained, even to the extent of what size of grid one would need to reconstruct it, along with the basic pattern motif, and how this pattern builds.
I think that this would delight many Mathematicians, as well as being a useful resource for Quilters, Patchwork designers and Mosaicists.
I bought it as a Used book on Amazon for the princely sum of 1p, yes really, ONE PENNY. I also paid £2.80 for P&P, bringing the total to £2.81. Actually the postage on the packaging was a lot less as it is a slim booklet, but at the cost of just 1p I can hardly complain!
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We had a speaker from Bigmore Roman in Sussex at our Knitting and Craft Club meeting recently and I saw the book there. Believe it or not, a lot of these patterns are used in Fairisle knitting; so I contacted Amazon to see if I could obtain it. They had it and I was thrilled. It is so interesting. Only a small book, but full of lovely illustrations.

Well done, Amazon
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This book is a little complicated for the abosolute beginner. I was a little put off, it need some concentration.
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Has a good collection of ideas. Would be useful if it was A4 size.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9697d690) out of 5 stars 7 reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x967a600c) out of 5 stars Good and Brief 8 Mar. 2006
By JEB Stewart - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book is a good primer into the subject of Roman mosaic geometric patterns. The patterns are easy to copy and enlarge. The illustrations would be good for drawing or used as a pattern for mosaics.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x96a6563c) out of 5 stars Very nice, very interesting 9 Jun. 2012
By amazonfriend - Published on Amazon.com
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There are very few books that show geometric patterns from roman mosaics in such a variety. The author furthermore shows exactly how to draw them, so that you really would like to start immediately creating your own mosaics ;-)
This book (63 pages) is really inspiring and I'm very glad of this purchase.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Alexandru Grajdan - Published on Amazon.com
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As was declared, there are some popular roman patterns , tips how to copy them and enlarge. This is not a book with a lot of inspiring photos or a wide range of patterns. But for beginners in mosaic it is a good source for practice.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Marcus - Published on Amazon.com
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A Good book..too brief...Why is it so short on description...? Couldn`t you have said more Writer...

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Marcus
HASH(0x968fde24) out of 5 stars Easy way to learn Roman patterns 12 Mar. 2013
By Kelly - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is good if you want to learn how to draw or do mosaic Roman patterns. I found it very easy to follow.
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