The Pattern Sourcebook: A Century of Surface Design

The Pattern Sourcebook: A Century of Surface Design


By (author) Drusilla Cole

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  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 249mm x 30mm | 930g
  • Publication date: 19 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1856696219
  • ISBN 13: 9781856696210
  • Illustrations note: 342 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 68,073

Product description

This book is aimed at anyone with an interest in surface design and pattern whether they are students, hobbyists or professionals. 400 images from the last 100 years or so are presented with informative captions and ordered aesthetically. The images will be drawn from a wide variety of styles, art movements and countries of origin to give an overview of pattern design from the beginning of the last century to the present day. Images include fabric designs and wallpaper patterns primarily, plus some ceramic and other decorative patterns where appropriate. The patterns are chosen from a number of sources, including the archives of colleges, museums and private collections. An opening introduction discusses the predominant key themes that are relevant to the subject of pattern design.

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Author information

Drusilla Cole is a Senior Lecturer, specializing in textile and surface pattern design at Central St Martins College, part of the University of the Arts, London. She is a practicing artist, specializing in natural dyes in particular and textiles in general. She is the author of Textiles Now and Patterns: New Surface Design (also published by Laurence King) and 1000 Patterns (A&C Black).