Pattern Design

Pattern Design

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Description

Throughout history, patterns have come in countless permutations of motif, colour-way and scale. Yet what all have in common is the regularity of repetition, that insistent rhythm that animates a flat surface with a sense of movement and vitality and gives it depth. Evident in the arrangement of petals on a flower head, the branching growth of stems and vines, the spirals of a seashell - pattern is inherent in the natural world that surrounds us. Powerful and transformative, pattern has an irrepressible joie de vivre.

With more than 1,500 illustrations of patterns from all ages and cultures, Pattern Design is a visual feast. This comprehensive compendium is arranged thematically according to type, with chapters on Flora, Fauna, Pictorial, Geometric and Abstract designs. These broad categories are supplemented by in-depth features highlighting the work of key designers from the rich history of pattern-making - such as William Morris, Sonia Delaunay, Charles and Ray Eames, Lucienne Day and Orla Kiely - along with sections detailing the characteristic motifs of key period styles from Baroque to Art Deco.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 223 x 235 x 53mm | 2,550g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • with over 1,500 illustrations
  • 0500021481
  • 9780500021484
  • 2,098

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Table of contents

Introduction * 1. Flora: Specific; generic and multi-floral; Vegetal forms * 2. Fauna: Specific; Menagerie; Mythical Creatures * 3. Geometric: Linear; Curved; Grids and Knots; Composite * 4. Pictorial: The Huma Figure; Scenic; Travel; Household; Work; Play; Costume * 5. Abstract: Free Form; Optical; Camouflage; Scientific; Psychedelic; Signs and Symbols * Features on Designers
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About Elizabeth Wilhide

Elizabeth Wilhide is the author of many books on design and interiors, including William Morris: Decor and Design, Sir Edwin Lutyens: Design in the English Tradition, The Mackintosh Style, Surface and Finish and Scandinavian Home. Most recently, she was consultant editor and contributor to Design: The Whole Story, published by Thames & Hudson.
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