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|Author||: Rebecca Atwood|
|Editor||: Clarkson Potter|
"A home is meant to be a reflection of the owner's story--it's the one place where we get to create the environment. Pattern is a key element in the process of communicating personality, aspirations, and experiences, adding authenticity and interest. In Living with Pattern, Rebecca Atwood travels room by room throughout the house--the expected main rooms as well as smaller, not-to-be-forgotten spaces like reading nooks and foyers--showing how to use pattern to shape interiors"--
|Author||: Rebecca Atwood|
|Editor||: Clarkson Potter|
In her first book, Living with Pattern, textile designer Rebecca Atwood demystified how to conceptualize and feature pattern in your home designs. Now in Living with Color, Atwood delivers another definitive style guidebook that is both an aspirational design showcase and a highly readable, attainable how-to. She starts with the basics, such as complementary colors, the color wheel, and choosing your personal palette, then explains how to pair groups of colors room by room, showing all aspects of color design from walls to throw pillows. The book is filled with stunning photography of real homes around the country that beautifully display color in layers, patterns, and use.
|Author||: Christopher Alexander|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.
|Author||: Nina Freudenberger,Sadie Stein|
|Editor||: Clarkson Potter|
"Interior designer Nina Freudenberger, New Yorker writer Sadie Stein, and Architectural Digest photographer Shade Degges give readers a peek at the private libraries and bookshelves of passionate readers all over the world, including Larry McMurtry, Silvia Whitman of Shakespeare and Co., Gay and Nan Talese, and Emma Straub. Throughout, gorgeous photographs of rooms with rare collections, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and stacks upon stacks of books inspire readers to live better with their own collections"--Amazon.com.
|Author||: Christine Chitnis|
|Editor||: Clarkson Potter|
It’s the trip of a lifetime—a textile-based tour of colorful Rajasthan, India featuring more than 200 lush photographs depicting everyday life in one of the most vibrant regions in the world. ”Get lost in the beauty of the photographs in Patterns of India, a striking journey through the colorful Indian state of Rajasthan.”—BuzzFeed Patterns of India is a visual experience that offers intimate insights into the diverse and richly hued Western Indian culture. Color is the thread that binds the vast country together, defining every aspect of life from religion and politics to food and dress. Organized by the five dominant colors royal blue, sandstone, marigold, ivory, and rose, this book explores how deeply color and pattern exist in a symbiotic relationship and are woven into every part of the culture. For instance, the fuchsia found in the draping fabric of a sari is matched by the vibrant chains of roses offered at temple, and the burnt orange spices in the marketplaces are reflected in the henna tattoos given to brides and wedding guests. While every color is imbued with meaning, it is often within the details of patterns that the full story comes to light. Photographer and writer Christine Chitnis spent over a decade traveling through, getting to know, and falling in love with the intricate patterns of everyday Rajasthani life. With history and culture-based essays woven throughout the more than 200 stunning photographs of architecture, markets, cuisine, art, textiles, and everyday goings-on, Patterns of India captures the beauty and essence of this unique part of the world.
|Author||: Carl J. Dellatore,Roslyn Sulcas|
|Editor||: Hearst Books|
Drawn from the popular magazine's "Swatch Watch" feature, a guide for home decorators demonstrates how a variety of colored and textured fabrics work on a range of furnishings, providing expert advice on how to convey different styles and avoid common pitfalls. Homestyle Main.
|Author||: Allegra Hicks|
|Editor||: Harry N. Abrams|
This work examines textile, interior, and fashion designer Hicks' approach to design and luxury. The book retraces the genesis of her patterns over the past decades of her work.
|Author||: Brian P. Cleary|
|Editor||: Lerner Digital ™|
In this playful look at patterns, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable provide many examples of repeating sequences of shapes, colors, objects, and more. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series show how patterns can be found all around us. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make pattern practice fun!
|Author||: Eric Freeman,Elisabeth Robson,Bert Bates,Kathy Sierra|
|Editor||: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."|
Using research in neurobiology, cognitive science and learning theory, this text loads patterns into your brain in a way that lets you put them to work immediately, makes you better at solving software design problems, and improves your ability to speak the language of patterns with others on your team.
Pattern Design A Book for Students Treating in a Practical Way of the Anatomy Planning and Evolution of Repeated Ornament
|Author||: Lewis F. Day|
|Editor||: Read Books Ltd|
This vintage book contains a detailed treatise on pattern design, being a practical book for students concerning the anatomy, planning, and evolution of repeated ornament. Complete with interesting information, valuable tips, and a plethora of useful diagrams and examples, this book will greatly appeal to anyone with a keen interest in design. It would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. The chapters of this book include: 'Practical Pattern Planning', 'The 'Drop' Repeat', 'Smaller Repeats', 'Sundry Scaffolding', 'The Turnover', etcetera. This text is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
|Author||: William Gibson|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
One of the most influential and imaginative sci-fi writers turns his attention to London - with dazzling results. 'Part-detective story, part-cultural snapshot . . . all bound by Gibson's pin-sharp prose' Arena ________________________ Cayce Pollard owes her living to her pathological sensitivity to logos. In London to consult for the world's coolest ad agency, she finds herself catapulted, via her addiction to a mysterious body of fragmentary film footage, uploaded to the Web by a shadowy auteur, into a global quest for this unknown "garage Kubrick". Cayce becomes involved with an eccentric hacker, a vengeful ad executive, a defrocked mathematician, a Tokyo Otaku-coven known as Eye of the Dragon and, eventually, the elusive Kubrick himself. William Gibson's novel is about the eternal mystery of London, the coolest sneakers in the world, and life in (the former) USSR. ________________________ 'A compelling, humane story with a sympathetic heroine searching for meaning and consolation in a post-everything world' Daily Telegraph 'A big novel, full of bold ideas . . . races along like an expert thriller' GQ 'It's dialogue and characterization will amaze you. A wonderfully detailed, reckless journey of espionage and lies' USA Today 'Electric, profound. Gibson's descriptions of Tokyo, Russia and London are surreally spot-on' Financial Times
|Author||: Will Taylor|
|Editor||: Jacqui Small|
"Will understands the life-enhancing abilities of colour. He's a true talent with a keen eye." Jonathan Adler This book will take readers on an inspiring journey to discover fifteen decor destinations that each have a distinct and inspired style. From the colourful cool of Miami Brights to the eclectic urban hipster warehouses of Brooklyn and the nautical feel of the Hamptons and Normandy, a diverse mix of decor styles will be explored. The homes will mirror their surrounding environments, and room analysis for every space in the home will show readers how they can recreate their favourite looks and styles no matter where they live. Our homes are a reflection of how we live and nothing impacts on that more than where we live, and the lifestyle we lead. This book will take readers on an inspiring and tactile journey to discover the decorating style that represents their personal style, all demonstrated via Will's personal and evocative travel imagery, charming illustrations and personality-packed homes across the globe. By inspiring readers to look to their surroundings and call on their own travel memories and personal journeys, the book will be the practical yet playful travel companion the reader needs to create their own Destination Decor style.
|Author||: Bowie Style|
|Editor||: Laurence King Publishing|
The latest book based on the popular Print & Pattern blog, Print & Pattern: Nature celebrates beautiful surface designs, patterns, and motifs of leaves, insects, grasses, butterflies, and trees. Product areas covered include stationery, cards and giftwrap, fabrics, wallpaper, rugs, ceramics, homewares, gadget skins, and more. Documenting the work of the best designers in the field, the book is an invaluable source of reference and inspiration for surface designers, designer-makers and craftspeople, graphic designers, illustrators, and textile designers.
|Author||: Ayako Terashima|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Pattern Factory shines a light on unconventional contemporary patterns created by cutting edge illustrators and graphic designers and showing how these unique patterns are created, applied to products, and presented in stores. With full-color illustrations throughout, it showcases more than 100 images by artists and designers who create distinct and unique patterns and graphics. It features selected designers and artists who have shown originality in the range of their products as well as in their print designs, and brings an insight into their creative processes with interviews and photos of their working environments. The book will be a useful resource for artists, illustrators, fashion designers/enthusiasts, and graphic designers, and will attract textile and crafts lovers to an under-represented area of popular contemporary visual culture. When we hear the word "pattern" in the design world, we often associate it with textiles. But this book is not just about textile design, it is about how patterns started to be recognised as art or graphic icons individually, especially in the last decade. This is partly to do with the recent trend towards commercial collaboration that occurs when artists are asked by brands to apply their artwork to various products such as bags, mineral water bottles, and cars. It also reflects how streetwear brands such as Supreme and Stussy have had a strong influence over teenagers and on subcultures such as the skate scene of the 90′s. Many of those who grew up with these influences now have disposable incomes that allow them to buy unique homeware products, clothes, designer toys and other limited edition, visually unique, products. But with these new designs comes a reappreciation of handmade items and craftmanship that can be seen in the way some of the most influential modern designers work using traditional methods. And consumers have responded positively to this sort of uncompromising and personalised style.
|Author||: Keith Stephenson,Mark Hampshire|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
Bursting with beautiful ideas for bringing a signature mid-century look into your own space, as well as practical advice on what will work where, this is an essential guide for any lover of interior design and mid-century style. In this beautifully photographed book, Mark and Keith of Mini Moderns show you how to create a timeless mid-century look in your own home Known for their striking use of pattern and colour, Mark and Keith's designs are inspired by everything from childhood memories to commentaries on popular culture, and through this lens they explore how different influences and designers have created key mid-century looks. They delve into the cornerstones of mid-century style, from colour and pattern to materials and curation, and share their secrets on how to bring together the things you love to create your own look. They also include inspirational case studies to demonstrate particular looks, from Beatnik Beach House to Scandi Rustic, Seaside Modern to Studio Townhouse.
|Author||: Ashley Hicks|
|Editor||: Rizzoli International Publications|
David Hicks is acknowledged as one of the most important interior designers of the late twentieth century, in the company of Albert Hadley and Billy Baldwin. Known for his bold use of color, eclecticism, and geometric designs in carpets and textiles, Hicks turned English decorating on its head in the ’50s and ’60s. His trademark use of electrifying color combinations, and mixing antiques, modern furniture, and abstract paintings became the "in style" for the chic of the day, including Vidal Sassoon and Helena Rubinstein. By the ’70s, David Hicks was a brand; his company was making wallpaper, fabrics, and linens and had outposts in eight countries, including the U.S. where he worked with the young Mark Hampton, and where his wallpaper was used in the White House. "My greatest contribution as an interior designer has been to show people how to use bold color mixtures, how to use patterned carpets, how to light rooms, and how to mix old with new,’’ he stated in his 1968 work, David Hicks on Living—with Taste, the last authoritative book on his work. Written by his son Ashley Hicks, who has unprecedented access to Hicks’s archives, personal photos, journals, and scrapbooks, this is a vibrantly illustrated celebration of a half century of stunning interiors.
|Author||: Angie Myung,Ted Vakadan|
|Editor||: Chronicle Books|
This debut book from acclaimed Los Angeles lifestyle brand Poketo proves creativity can be sparked anywhere. From a colorful desk in a tiny closet to expansive homes, Creative Spaces explores the lives, homes, and studios of 23 artistic entrepreneurs, authors, and designers through a collection of inspired interiors from across the country that brings art into the everyday. With stunning photography, intimate profiles, and unexpected takeaways, the book showcases an eclectic mix of creatives, including artist Adam J. Kurtz, ceramicist Helen Levi, and DJ Chris Manak, among others. Fusing lifestyle with interior design, this peek into the spaces and lives of creative professionals will motivate dreamers and thinkers to become doers and makers.