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Author Cole, Drusilla.

Title Patterns : new surface design / Drusilla Cole.

Published London : Laurence King, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  745.4 Col    DUE 18-09-20
Physical description 240 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: page 240.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Conversational patterns -- 2. Abstract patterns -- 3. Retro patterns -- 4. Geometric patterns -- 5. Organic patterns -- List of contributing artists and designers -- Bibliography.
Summary "This book is a collection of a number of contemporary surface patterns created between 2000 and 2005 by designers and artists from many different cultures and backgrounds. The patterns have been achieved by a number of techniques, which include drawing, painting, collage, embroidery, applique, hand dyeing and screen printing. Many of the designs have been digitally manipulated. As this was a project facilitated almost entirely by e-mail and digitalized images, this is not surprising. What has been surprising is the range and variety of initiating ideas, as outlined by the artists themselves. These run from 'Mary Poppins Dissected' to 'The Cornish Seascape' to 'Chaos Theory'. Included are the artists' own comments on their inspiration and content wherever possible. The patterns themselves have been chosen subjectively for their perceived qualities of beauty and balance, their use of colour and overall aesthetic appeal. They have been grouped into families following a contemporary understanding of the traditional surface design categories."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Decoration and ornament -- Themes, motives.
Screen process printing -- Patterns.
Embroidery -- Patterns.
Graphic arts -- Patterns.
ISBN 1856695050 (paperback)
9781856695053 (paperback)