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Textile Designs: Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns Organized by Motif, Style, Color, Layout, and Period Paperback – May 1, 2002
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Every design studio I know of owns at least one copy of the book, and to have quick CD access to this wealth of inspiration is terrific. I look forward to the next volumes!
While the images in the book were often cropped for layout reasons, the CD-ROM always shows the original uncropped design. Therefore, many more of the digital images are in full repeat. This in itself is well worth the money - but there is more. Unlike the book, ALL the TEXTILE DESIGNS DIGITAL images are ROYALTY FREE. "Betty Blue" got the use of 494 well-chosen documentary floral designs for less than 60 cents each. Now that is well worth the money!
Now I have made an even greater discovery - the CD-ROM of the book! The entire FLORAL section is available in a very user-friendly format. I can now download images easily without having to go through time-consuming scanning and use them directly in the creation of various web pages. Best of all, everything is ROYALTY FREE. I can't wait until the other CD's are available, in particular the CD's specifically made for web-page developers.
So, if you do any creative designing - Web sites, desktop publishing, etc. - I would really recommend that you buy the book. Look through it; if you find even one or two designs that you can use then it pays to get the CD, it's cheaper than repro fees - and great fun!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome oversized paperback book with hundreds of full color photographs of fabric designs arranged by motif, style, color, layout and period. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs Prairie Bear
I was pleasantly surprised at the photographic examples of fabric. Being a Civil War reenactor, trying to recreate fashion of that era, this book is very helpful. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hughes2u
Fantastic resource, so many great things in here. Wish it had more contemporary work though.Published 9 months ago by Sam
Eye candy. Seriously wonderful to look at and totally chock full of designs and patterns - new, old, classic, geometric and otherwise.Published 10 months ago by laura corr
Wonderful organization and great photos. The pictures are actually large enough to be of value and color is true. You could compare a fabric swatch with these pictures. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Martha Jones