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The Pattern Base : Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs
by Kristi O'meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer


Overview - In The Pattern Base , Kristi O Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer, cofounders of the Chicago-based design studio and online archive The Patternbase, showcase more than 550 textile, surface, fashion, and print designs from over 150 designers working around the world.  Read more...

 
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Overview
InThe Pattern Base, Kristi O Meara and Audrey Victoria Keiffer, cofounders of the Chicago-based design studio and online archive The Patternbase, showcase more than 550 textile, surface, fashion, and print designs from over 150 designers working around the world. Part One is a sourcebook of these designs, organized by type of pattern: Geometric, Floral, Representational, Digital Abstract, Illustrative, and Fabric Swatches. Part Two presents profiles of fifteen artists, constituting the hottest up-and-comers in the field, including Lorenzo Nanni, whose delicate beadwork conjures the natural world s flora and fauna; Anita Hirlekar, whose felt, velvet, and lace work create luscious variations of texture; and Kayla Mattes, mistress of kitsch aesthetics and material experimentations. "

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780500291795
  • ISBN-10: 0500291799
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 368


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-05-04
  • Reviewer: Staff

This collaboration between textile designer O’Meara and several contributing artists is equal parts inspirational guide, reference title, and visual feast. It presents a plethora of textile patterns by a wide range of present-day artists. The book is divided thematically into geometric, florals, representational, digital, abstract, and illustrative, concluding with a section of fabric swatches. Some patterns are conventionally appealing, while others push boundaries, such as Kelly Parsell’s “Rupture” (a representational design repeat in browns and pinks in which images of a girl, a piñata, a tree, and a log all work together to create a weird, beautiful whole) and O’Meara’s own “Quetzalcoatl’s Coat” (a colorful, complex conglomerate of overlapping shapes and textures). The most interesting part of the book profiles 13 contemporary textile designers from around the world. The book, which began as a website, artfully showcases the creative work produced in textile today and serves as a solid resource for aspiring designers. (June)

 
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