Disruptive Pattern Material: An Encyclopedia of Camouflage

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From animal survival to anti-war irony.

Camouflage occurs naturally in the wild as a mechanism of protection and illusion. Learning from nature, military strategists reproduced, painted and printed camouflage patterns to protect equipment and soldiers.

Disruptive Pattern Material is an encyclopedic history of camouflage from its roots in nature, through to its adoption by armed forces and on to its current ...

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Overview

From animal survival to anti-war irony.

Camouflage occurs naturally in the wild as a mechanism of protection and illusion. Learning from nature, military strategists reproduced, painted and printed camouflage patterns to protect equipment and soldiers.

Disruptive Pattern Material is an encyclopedic history of camouflage from its roots in nature, through to its adoption by armed forces and on to its current popularity within modern civilian culture.

The book begins with the wide variety of wildlife that protects itself by blending into the environment. Military camouflage covers the first uses of camouflage to disguise artillery and ships and eventually individual soldiers. A comprehensive, historical guide features the various camouflage patterns issued to soldiers of 107 nations around the world.

The use of camouflage outside of the armed forces first began in the 1960s by anti-war protestors. From there, camouflage was further explored by artists and designers. The book covers the uses of non-military camouflage in:

  • Fashion
  • Architecture
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Film
  • Art and graffiti.

Featuring 5,000 compelling images by leading photographers, Disruptive Pattern Material is an authoritative reference with fascinating cultural insight.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Mallery Roberts Lane
Charts the history of the pattern from the natural world through modern warfare to its role in contemporary culture.
New York Times Magazine - Rob Walker
Delves into the use of camouflage as a source of pure graphic pleasure.
Hartford Courant - John Jurgensen
Thick with information and glossy photographs of camouflage in all its forms — from color-changing chameleons to vivid graffiti art.
Globe and Mail
From computer games to cargo pants, a compendium of the perennially fashionable print.
Ballast Quarterly Review - Roy R. Behrens
Out of the ordinary... remarkable detail... I really was fully and greatly amazed by the book's complexity... The main value of this extraordinary publication is the freshness with which it informs us about the predilections of human visions — and the ease with which we are beguiled.
Choice - M. Fusich
This unique, handsomely designed coffee-table book has an eye-pleasing layout and text accompanied by lavish and extensive color illustration, and an illustrate bibliography of further resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554070114
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/6/2004
  • Pages: 720
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 2.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Hardy Blechman, the Creative Director of Maharishi, a fashion design company, has been influential in the proliferation of camouflage and combat pants in civilian fashion over the past decade.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

  • Editor's Note
  • Etymology
  • The Fundamentals of Camouflage
  • Color Theory
NATURE
  • Introduction
  • Natural Selection
  • Color Mechanics
  • Mimicry
  • Non-Visual Camouflage
  • Sub-Aqua Camouflage
  • Countershading
  • The Zebra
  • The Tiger
  • Animal Prints
  • Natural Human Camouflage
  • Hunting
  • Environmental Activism
MILITARY
  • Introduction
  • Evolution of the Uniform
  • World War One
  • Headgear
  • The Sniper
  • Observation Posts
  • Dazzle
  • World War Two
  • Counterfeit Camouflage
Terrains
  • Woodland and Jungle
  • Desert and Beach
  • Snow
  • Urban
Vehicles
  • Land
  • Air
  • Face Paint
  • Netting
  • Tents
  • Buildings
  • Camouflage Genealogy
  • Multispectral Camouflage
  • Future Camouflage Systems
  • Child Soldiers
  • Religion
  • Peace
CULTURE
  • Introduction

Art
  • Introduction
  • Lee Miller
  • Alain Jacquet
  • Alighiero Boetti
  • Guy Boudin
  • Andy Warhol
  • Keith Harring
  • Vera 'Veruschka' von Lehndorff and Holger Trülzsch
  • Harvey Opgenorth
  • Désirée Palmen
  • William Anastasi
  • Laurent La Gamba
  • Toby Ziegler
  • Lyle Starr
  • Adelle Lutz
  • Callum Morton
  • David Bower
  • Jennifer Lapham
  • Francesco Simeti
  • Therese Stowell
  • Norbert Schoerner
  • Neil Davenport
  • Steven Klein
  • Paul M. Smith
  • Michael Lau
  • Ballistic Barriers
  • Graffiti
  • Futura 2000
  • Stash
  • Sharp
  • Russell Maurice
  • Kaws
  • RoStarr
  • WK Interact
  • Invader
  • SSUR
  • Geoff Heath
  • Geoff McFetrdige
  • Matt Houston
  • Roar Sager
  • Pete Fowler
  • Ora-Ito
  • Skatething
  • Sami Khan
  • Michael Hernan
  • Jamie Hewlett
Architecture
  • Émile Aillaud
  • Alsop Architects
  • François Scali
  • Foreign Office Architects (FOA)
  • Utility Camouflage
  • Interior Design
Fashion
  • Military Styling
  • Military Surplus
  • Civilian Adoption of Camouflage
  • Recycled Military Surplus
  • Designer Camouflage
  • Maharishi
  • Denim
  • Kids
  • Hats
  • Bags
  • Footwear
  • Streetwear
  • mhi
  • Stüssy
  • A Bathing Ape
Sports and Games
  • General
  • Nike
  • Adidas
  • Puma
  • Skateboarding
  • Snowboarding
  • Bikes
  • The Sex Industry
Music
  • General
  • Punk
  • Reggae
  • Hip-Hop
  • Metal
  • Festivals
Media
  • Cinema and Television
  • Advertising
  • Computer Games
Toys
  • Modeling
  • Tin Toys
  • 12" Action Figures
  • Futura 2000
  • Santa Inoue
  • Barbie
  • Mahatoys Piece and Munitions Dump
  • Medicom
  • Non-Violent Camouflage Toys
  • Hello
    Kitty
  • Superheroes
  • Designer Toys
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Accessories
  • Smoking
  • Clocks and Watches
  • Survivalism
  • Electronics and Optical
  • Domestic
  • Stationery
  • Eyewear
  • Pets
OUTRO
  • Summary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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