Very comprehensive encyclopedia of Pattern Design including more than 1500 images of the work of the great designers from William Morris to Sonia Delaunay, Charles and Ray Eames to Orla Kiely.
This collection is beautifully produced by Thames and Hudson in a square, easy to fold out layout, packed with designs and idea from the historic to the contemporary. Possibly the most comprehensive visual guide to the subject ever produced, chapters include:
Flora: Garden Flowers, Wildflowers, Multiflorals, Stylized, Abstract, Generic, Leaves, Paisley, Trees, Fruits, Vegetables.
Fauna: Farm animals, wild animals, birds, Reptiles, Marine life, Insects, menagerie, stylised, mythical.
Geometric: Linear, Curved, Grids and knots, Composite
Pictorial: Human figure, urban, seaside, rural, travel, household, work, play, skies, signs and symbols
Abstract: Free form, optical, scientific.
Each section has a selection of designer profiles to accompany the examples featuring critically acclaimed designers : Mackintosh Voysey, Pugin, Josef Frank, Anni Albers, Hoffmann, Vanessa Bell and many more.
Illustrations: over 1500 illustrations.
Author: Elizabeth Wilhide
Size: 223 x 233 mm