The Complete Pattern Directory

The Complete Pattern Directory❰Read❯ ➲ The Complete Pattern Directory Author Elizabeth Wilhide – Tbjewellers.co.uk An essential resource for any designer crafter artist or historian The Complete Pattern Dictionary is the most comprehensive practical and beautiful directory of patterns throughout history covering a An essential resource for any designer crafter artist or historian The Complete Pattern Dictionary is the most comprehensive practical and beautiful directory of patterns throughout history covering all periods styles and cultures Throughout history patterns have come in countless permutations of motif color and scale From the first rhythmic marks pressed onto clay vessels to the latest digital design pattern making has been an essential part of the decorative arts since time immemorial With illustrations of patterns from all ages and cultures The Complete Pattern Dictionary is not only a visual feast it is the most comprehensive The Complete PDF or resource available on the subject The book is arranged thematically according to pattern type with chapters on Flora Fauna Pictorial Geometric and Abstract designs Each pattern includes the name of the pattern the year of its creation and a brief description The categories are supplemented by in depth features highlighting the work of key designers including William Morris Sonia Delaunay Charles and Ray Eames Lucienne Day and Orla Kiely as well as sections detailing the characteristic motifs of key period styles from Baroue to Art Deco.

Elizabeth Wilhide is the author of many books on design and interiors and two novels Born in the United States she now resides in London.

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  • Hardcover
  • 672 pages
  • The Complete Pattern Directory
  • Elizabeth Wilhide
  • 03 November 2016
  • 9780316418232

10 thoughts on “The Complete Pattern Directory

  1. says:

    A great collection of patterns from all ages and places Not as exhaustive as I'd hoped it shows a definite bent toward recent British productions but still wide ranging The organization is a bit difficult to work with organized by subject rather than artistpublisher chronology or geography but it is interesting to compare centuries of patterns with the same subject Unfortunately the binding of this book does not match the contents and if it comes out in a new edition I hope the binding doesn't break so swiftly my new copy was broken when it arrived and I am evidently not the only one to experience this Definitely a good resource for designers and artists and those who love looking through patterns and arts as a centering practice I'd be overwhelmed by this level of visual stimulation in a museum but in a book I can enjoy it in regular intervals

  2. says:

    Complete? Of course not But it is a wonderful reference of historical pattern designs Good brief biographies of noted designers sprinkled throughout I was a bit annoyed by how things were organized but realized it was likely interesting the way the author did it lest the William Morris section be very unwieldly

  3. says:

    Over 600 pages of patterns from all over the world A great resource for designers

  4. says:

    A wealth of beauty and inspiration for artists to absorb and interpret in different ways I'm already thinking about how to intertwine a couple of patterns in collage or embroidery It's one of those beautiful heavy books you take out on a rainy day to stare at its pages until your world is transformed and you're surrounded by color again

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