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Pattern Sourcebook: Nature 2: 250 Patterns for Projects and Designs Paperback – July 1, 2009


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Product Details

  • Series: Pattern Sourcebook
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers; PB w/CD edition (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592535593
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592535590
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #944,491 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Shigeru Nakamura (Japan) has started his carrier as an art director from 1964 in Japan. Established his office, cobble collaboration in 1987 and has produced design pattern books under its own brand. A member of JAGDA (Japan Graphic Designers Association).


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mary J. Bedy on April 24, 2010
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Please note I have not used the CD that came with this book, I'm only giving my opinion of the designs. I disagree with the reviewer that says the color combinations are "sickly and spooky". Everyone's taste in design is different. I purchased this book as a source for inspiration for my own designs, and I'm really drawn to the muted browns, tans, teals and grays in several of these designs. There are some more colorful designs as well. If you like stylized designs, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, simplified and sometimes symbolic representations of floral designs, birds and leaves, I think you will like this book. But, as I said previously, everyone's taste is different, so look through the pages you can view here before purchasing and see if those few pages appeal to you.

I believe you will either love the designs in this book or they will leave you flat, as they are quite taste specific. I intend to collect the other books by this author as well.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Karen M. Lehman on November 22, 2010
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We are a graphic design firm always researching patterns for the products we work with. These patterns provided a great collection of inspiration in intriguing colors and pattern combinations. Great for research, recommend all the lines in the series and would purchase more.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sofia on June 12, 2012
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I want a book to help me in my illustration designs, so I bought this book to have some graphic elements that I can use.
The book is great, well printed, but in the CD the information doesn't help at all. They promote the book with the CD but you almost can't use it. The images are not workable, is the same you download an image from a internet or a picture you get. I disappointed with that.
I still recommended the book as a book, but don't buy it for the CD.
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By ckawash on January 9, 2014
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I will definitely purchase other books in the series. It is everything I had expected it to be. It is a good addition to my graphic design tools.
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