1000 Patterns: Design Through the Centuries

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"From the intricate to the bold, 1000 Patterns offers an array of historical designs from around the world. Pairing color plates with intriguing profiles; author Drusilla Cole reveals the language of pattern and demonstrates how each has evolved throughout the ages. Discover how the plant and animal forms decorating Chinese carpets, textiles, and reliefs spread throughout Asia. Trace the development of stylized motifs in Greece, Rome, and the Byzantine Empire. Learn how the boldly geometric patterns of the '60s led to the psychedelic patterns of
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"From the intricate to the bold, 1000 Patterns offers an array of historical designs from around the world. Pairing color plates with intriguing profiles; author Drusilla Cole reveals the language of pattern and demonstrates how each has evolved throughout the ages. Discover how the plant and animal forms decorating Chinese carpets, textiles, and reliefs spread throughout Asia. Trace the development of stylized motifs in Greece, Rome, and the Byzantine Empire. Learn how the boldly geometric patterns of the '60s led to the psychedelic patterns of the '70s. It's all here in this colourful resource." Arranged by period and style, you can see at a glance patterns used from ancient to contemporary times. A handy pattern finder up front makes it easy to locate and cross-reference any motif or design in the book. Whether you have a long-standing interest in art and ornamentation or a newfound curiosity, you'll find 1000 Patterns an intriguing reference and fascinating history.
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These two surveys range widely in their coverage of textile arts, which continue to gain ground in both scholarship and popular awareness. In her first book, London designer Cole primarily offers a visual tour. The organization, which works through a general geographic and then chronological arrangement, seems a bit awkward and strained. The page layout is stylish, however, and the colorful illustrations of patterns create a book with a lot of eye appeal. The text mainly consists of captions for each illustration, with a very short introduction for each chapter pulling the themes together. Aimed at lay readers, this book is more comprehensive than Susan Meller and Joost Elffers's Textile Designs, which is nevertheless better organized. Public or academic collections would benefit from having both. Renowned textiles expert and author Schoeser (International Textile Design) has crafted a compact history of textiles for Thames & Hudson's paperback "World of Art" series. Arranged roughly into chronological periods, the book meticulously details technique, materials, and designs and puts them in historical and cultural context. This is truly a fantastic history of textile arts. The pictures are a bit disappointing, smallish and sometimes in black and white. But the text itself is a delight to read and more comprehensive than in other comparable works, such as Textiles: 5,000 Years, edited by Jennifer Harris. Whereas Harris's book is much more visually stunning, Schoeser's is a definitive history, highly readable and intriguing. Highly recommended for all collections.-Karen Ellis, Nicholson Memorial Lib. Syst., Garland, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780811839792
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Pattern Finder 6
Introduction 12
Pt. 1 Pre-Industrial 18
Polynesia 20
Indonesia 28
China 38
Japan 48
India & Pakistan 64
Persia 80
Caspian Region 92
The Classical World 108
Sub-Saharan & North Africa 122
Pre-Columbian America 138
Colonial North America 158
Celtic 164
Medieval 170
Renaissance 182
Baroque & Rococo 194
Pt. 2 Post-Industrial 200
19th Century 202
Arts & Crafts 210
Art Nouveau 224
Early 20th Century 238
1940s & 1950s 268
1960s & 1970s 286
1980s to the Present 310
Glossary 314
Index 318
Acknowledgments 320
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