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The subtitle for this book is "How To Design Your Own". The authors of this book say on their dust jacket " 2 leading designers analyze patterns and show how to obtain beautiful originals through careful selection of colors and materials".
There are examples of both good design and bad design along with solutions to design problems. Every Bargello Needlepoint pattern is shown in color as well as black & white. What this book lacks is many useable graphs.
As a Bargello design primer this book is be useful.
My Needlepoint Book Bibliography ( by Catherine J Sestay and I am daily grateful for this book) calls this book a rich source of beautiful bargello patterns. I agree with that.
It also says the instructions are detailed and the authors encourage their readers to create their own designs on the basis of the samples.
There is a chapter on Border designs. Bargello Magic is rated a B for difficulty (with A easiest and D hardest).
This is hardcover book published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston in 1972. As it gets harder to find, it gets more expensive. I wish that were not so.
This book is in good condition. The dust jacket is gone and the hard covers have a extremely small bend, I am working now on pressing it flat. I am almost there.
The inside of the book is very good, clean pages, no markings & the spine is tight