Twentieth-Century Pattern Design

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Princeton Architectural Press, Feb 8, 2007 - Architecture - 224 pages
The first book to examine pattern as an essential part of twentieth-century design history is now available in paperback. Organized by decade, Twentieth-Century Pattern Design details the technical innovations that affected the development of modern textiles and wallpapers. With stunning color plates and lively text, Lesley Jackson takes readers on a tour of the development of twentieth-century patterns from around the world. Focusing on surface pattern in the home, Jackson draws frequent parallels to the worlds of fashion, packaging, and graphics and explores the interrelationship between painting and pattern design. The result is a book that is as inspiring as it is informative.Twentieth-Century Pattern Design is an invaluable resource for modern design enthusiasts and historians, collectors, and interior and graphic designers.

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A wonderful book covering a wide range of large-scale and independent pattern designers and studios from all over the world (from the Arts & Crafts movement to the Nuno Corporation). Highly recommended for anyone interested in fiber arts and textile design.

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Lesley Jackson is a writer and curator specializing in decorative art and design. Her published works include Robin and Lucienne Day, Contemporary: Architecture and Interiors of the 1950s, and The Sixties.

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