Classic Patterns
Sendpoints

Classic Patterns

Published by Ltd.
240 pages, Hardcover
7" x 10 1/4"
1,000 Illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-988-12943-1-9

$39.95

The creation of artistic patterns dates back to our ancient past. From Egypt to Morocco, Greece to China, patterns and pattern makers played a valuable role in the creation of early arts and crafts. Ornamental carpets, tapestries, fabrics and other adornments from the Classical period, through the Middle Ages and into the 20th century predominantly featured flora, fauna and ancient symbols. Classic Patterns takes inspiration from this rich history to draw out new and fresh nuances in pattern creation. A talented group of designers including Charlotte Day and Nicoletta Pagano are featured in over 200 pages of exquisite design. Two distinct sections feature figurative and abstract patterns, and while clearly influenced by the past, new technology has allowed these designs to come into their own. A CD-ROM packed with classic patterns is included for those seeking further inspiration. Classic Patterns is a wonderful resource for any designers reference library.