A comprehensive sourcebook of over 500 patterns across six design styles, a must-have for anyone involved in textiles and the decorative arts. Delicate florals, bold stripes, geometric prints and sumptuous brocades - delve into the world of textile pattern design with this showcase of over 500 patterns. Close-up, highly detailed images of both designer creations and everyday items from the 1800s to the 1990s perfectly capture the intricacies of each fabric, while accompanying texts provide fascinating insights into the history and creative process of pattern design. This beautiful and accessible book is a valuable resource for anyone in search of visual inspiration. Table of Contents: Floral (abstract, all-over floral, ditsy, clusters, stripes, Jacobean, nouveau influence, poppies, rendered, roses, silhouette, single colour, stylized, varietal, Victorian spring, warp print) Geometric (black and white graphic, broken line, circle and square, circular, cubist, deconstructed, diamonds, geometric floral, grid, mid-century, ornamental stripe, radiating, whiplash line) Conversational (abstract, Americana, animals, automobiles, birds, cats and dogs, clowns, feathers, figural, folkloric, fruit, great pretenders, hearts, home sweet home, hunt, insects, lace/net, marbleized, mushrooms, objects, patriotic, tapestry, Western) Constructed Pattern (applied, beaded, braid, embroidery, pierced) Brocade (all-over floral, bold, cloque, metallic, mirror, mod, single colour, stripe, two colour, velvet) Paisley (all-over, brocade, shawl, stripe, mod)



ISBN: 9781786276896
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 18 Mar 2021
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 24.5(H) x 19(L)


Author Biography

Jeffrey Mayer is curator of the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection and Associate Professor of Fashion History and Textiles at Syracuse University, New York. Todd Conover is Professor of Fashion Design at Syracuse University, New York. Lauren Tagliaferro is the Collections Planning Specialist at Rochester Museum & Science Center, New York.

500 Patterns

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