Patterns 2: Design, Art and Architecture, Volume 2
Barbara Glasner, Petra Schmidt, Ursula Schöndeling
Birkhäuser, 2008 - Architecture - 331 pages
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.