From the Back Cover
The seventy original optical and geometrical allover patterns in this book have been created by Jean Larcher, one of today’s leading French graphic artists. He uses circles, squares, curves, lines, and angles in a myriad of ways, creating some of the most fascinating, innovative patterns ever.
The dynamic quality of each design is vibrantly clear. Grouped thematically are dazzling circles, popping squares, shimmering angles, emerging dots, receding diamonds, undulating waves. The visual illusions and movement produced are phenomenal, as some patterns recede, others advance, and still others appear to change size. Some are simple; some are startling and complex—but all are intriguing.
Because these patterns repeat infinitely in all directions, they may be readily extended for graphics and design work on any scale. The designs may be reproduced just as they are, or cropped, enlarged, repeated, screened, overlaid, or reworked in any manner.
Original (1979) Dover publication.