Patterns 2: Design, Art and Architecture, Volume 2

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Birkhäuser, Jul 4, 2008 - Art - 331 pages
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With more than ten thousand copies sold of Patterns in Design, Art and Architecture, now comes Patterns 2, the new volume of the successful pattern book. Once again, the publication presents extraordinary works by leading firms, artists, designers, and architects such as Michael Lin, Foreign Office Architects, and Patricia Urquiola.

Since the first volume was published, the subject of patterns has continued to evolve: colorful patterned wallpapers have returned to private homes; patterns have become a determining factor in graphic design and architecture; and designers are asked to design an ever-increasing variety of new ornaments and pattern repeats. Patterns 2 provides the necessary inspiration. It describes current trends, presents contemporary experiments, and situates the development within the cultural-historical context.

For this follow-up volume the editors have broadened the focus. In addition to architecture, design, and art, Patterns 2 now contains patterns from fashion and the sciences. These include graphic representations of whale songs and genetic codes and the latest creations of fashion designers like c.neeon and Henrik Vibskov.

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Contents

In the Maelstrom of Patterns Thorn Faulders ArchitectureStudio M 234
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A Henriette Grahnert Savant
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В Heatherwick Studio Studio
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About the author (2008)

Barbara Glasner is an interior designer and works as a consultant and independent curator for design and architecture in Frankfurt am Main. From 2001 to 2007, in the context of her collaboration with the Rat für Formgebung (German Design Council), she oversaw the various editions of the design project Ideal House, in which internationally famous designers presented their visions of the dwelling of the future, for the Internationale Möbelmesse Köln (Cologne International Furniture Fair).

Petra Schmidt is an independent author and consultant. She completed her degree in theater, film, and media studies in Frankfurt am Main and was editor in chief of the design journal form from 1999 to 2007. She teaches theory of design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe (Academy of Design Karlsruhe) and writes for art and design magazines such as art and Frame.

Ursula Schöndeling is a research associate at the Kunstverein Braunschweig (Association of Contemporary Artists Braunschweig). She studied art history in Frankfurt am Main and, as an independent author and curator, conceived publications and exhibition projects for a wide range of clients, including the Frankfurt Opera, atelierfrankfurt, and Revolver Verlag, which is also based in Frankfurt.

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