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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; Min edition (April 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856698858
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856698856
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Drusilla Cole specializes in textiles and surface pattern design. She is the author of Textiles Now and The Pattern Sourcebook (both published by Laurence King).

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3.6 out of 5 stars

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Helen Brown on May 7, 2008
Format: Paperback
The cover is fun. It's a great size, but the content leaves a lot to be desired. The reproductions are poor. Many of the images are so small I can barely make out what they are. Some are not even patterns, just pictures. Although the book is full of images, there are only a few artists represented and their work is shown over and over (not the kind of pattern I was seeking). And the commentary is useless at best. This is not a book of the great work that is being done out there in the design world. Having said all that, there are some lovely patterns and interesting ideas here. I just wish I didn't have to work so hard to find them and learn from them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Summers on May 4, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book has few words and many patterns. There are five sections, each devoted to a different type of pattern. Although I found I only really consistently liked the conversational, retro and organic patterns, I thought the range of different patterns and different mediums (digital, textile, hand-drawn, etc) was great. It would have been nice to have a little more information on how each subset of patterns has been developing, what the patterns themselves are used for, who some of the major players are and other relevant information.

The physical package itself is very attractive, compact, has a good weight and feel and lovely paper stock.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Carol L. Borst on June 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is a visual feast of contemporary pattern design. It provides inspirational information about contemporary design trends divided into five style categories including "Conversational, Abstract, Retro, Geometric, and Organic Patterns." I especially like the book's cover featuring the blue and black butterflies contrasted against the vibrant yellow background.

Patterns: New Surface Design
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By KOKO on December 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
Loved this book! Tons of images and references for inspiration! Every time I see it, I discover something new!!!
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