Living with Pattern

Living with Pattern
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Author: Rebecca Atwood
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780553459456
Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Clarkson Potter

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A design book filled with beautiful photography and clear ideas for how to use pattern to decorate your home. If you focus on pattern, from texture and color to furniture and textiles, everything else will fall into place. Pattern is the strongest element in any room. In Living with Pattern, Rebecca Atwood demystifies how to use that element, a design concept that often confounds and confuses, demonstrating how to seamlessly mix and layer prints throughout a house. She covers pattern usage you probably already have, such as on your duvet cover or in the living room rug, and she also reveals the unexpected places you might not have thought to add it: bathroom tiles, an arrangement of book spines in a reading nook, or windowpane gridding in your entryway. This stunning book showcases distinct uses of pattern in homes all over the country to inspire you to realize that an injection of pattern can enliven any space, helping to make it uniquely yours.

Living with Color

Living with Color
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Author: Rebecca Atwood
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781524763466
Release: 2019-08-27
Editor: Clarkson Potter

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discover inspiration from the most colorful homes in America with this vibrant lookbook and style manual that brings the magic of color into your home—from the author of Living with Pattern Personalizing your color palette may be one of the most important decisions you make in your home. The right combination of hues can set the mood and transform any room from ordinary to magical. Textile designer Rebecca Atwood invites you to take a color journey in this stunning yet practical guide. In Living with Color, you’ll tour beautifully designed homes to see some of the most interesting uses of the rainbow and to gather inspiration for your own spaces. You’ll train your eye to notice how color lives all around you, from the pink light bouncing off a building you see every day to the exact blue of the ocean on your last getaway. You can even learn how to express yourself through your own custom palette with Rebecca’s accessible, illustrated overview of color theory. As you embark on your color hunt and begin to trust your own instincts, Living with Color will embolden you to breathe life into every part of your home.

Bibliostyle

Bibliostyle
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Author: Nina Freudenberger,Sadie Stein
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780525575443
Release: 2019-10-22
Editor: Clarkson Potter

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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.

A Pattern Language

A Pattern Language
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Author: Christopher Alexander
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780190050351
Release: 2018-09-20
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Patterns of India

Patterns of India
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Author: Christine Chitnis
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780525577102
Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Clarkson Potter

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

A B A B A a Book of Pattern Play

A B A B A   a Book of Pattern Play
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Author: Brian P. Cleary
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781512478747
Release: 2017-08-01
Editor: Lerner Digital ™

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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!

Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition
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Author: William Gibson
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780141904467
Release: 2004-06-24
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Allegra Hicks

Allegra Hicks
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Author: Allegra Hicks
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0810995735
Release: 2010-11-01
Editor: Harry N. Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Head First Design Patterns

Head First Design Patterns
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Author: Eric Freeman,Elisabeth Robson,Bert Bates,Kathy Sierra
Pages: 676
ISBN: 9780596800741
Release: 2004-10-25
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Textile Design Book

The Textile Design Book
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Author: Karin Jerstorp,Eva Köhlmark
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0937274445
Release: 1988
Editor: Lark Books (NC)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Shows how to create stripes, squares, borders, and patterns for textiles, discusses scale, construction, and color, and suggests practice exercises

domino

domino
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Author: Editors of domino
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781501151880
Release: 2016-11-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the editors of domino magazine comes your essential guide to discovering your personal style and creating a space you love. Since launching in 2005, domino has attracted a fiercely loyal following, which looks to the brand as the definitive source for decorating and style. The brand’s first book, domino: The Book of Decorating, was an immediate bestseller upon its release and has established itself as the quintessential guide to demystifying interior design. domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home builds on the first book with a more detailed and modern perspective on how to personalize, style, and create a home you love. In a time when the flood of decorating advice and inspiration online can feel overwhelming, domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home provides a trusted filter, using the friendly and authoritative voice of domino to teach readers about attainable, stylish design and how to make it uniquely your own. domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home will help readers to: -Identify your personal decorating style -Find inspiration from hundreds of beautiful, inspiring photos of real homes -Style the major and minor components of your home—from textiles to table settings to art -Shop for quality pieces that will stand the test of time -Learn from domino editors and tastemakers about how to style magazine-quality looks in their own spaces domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home takes a detailed approach to the specifics of making a space your own—the key pieces, accessories, colors, patterns, objects, decorative treatments, lighting, and art that personalize a space and truly make it a unique and stylish home. It aims to help readers achieve domino’s number one goal: creating a space you love.

A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife
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Author: Robert Goolrick
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781565129771
Release: 2010-01-05
Editor: Algonquin Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for "a reliable wife." But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, she's not the "simple, honest woman" that Ralph is expecting. She is both complex and devious, haunted by a terrible past and motivated by greed. Her plan is simple: she will win this man's devotion, and then, ever so slowly, she will poison him and leave Wisconsin a wealthy widow. What she has not counted on, though, is that Truitt — a passionate man with his own dark secrets —has plans of his own for his new wife. Isolated on a remote estate and imprisoned by relentless snow, the story of Ralph and Catherine unfolds in unimaginable ways. With echoes of Wuthering Heights and Rebecca, Robert Goolrick's intoxicating debut novel delivers a classic tale of suspenseful seduction, set in a world that seems to have gone temporarily off its axis.

Building an American Identity

Building an American Identity
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Author: Linda E. Smeins
Pages: 335
ISBN: 0761989633
Release: 1999
Editor: Rowman Altamira

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Queen Anne or Victorian, these beautiful houses have become nostalgic sites in our historical memory. Linda Smeins explores the development of pattern-book houses, considered the new "modern suburban home" of the late 19th century. Through a discussion of pattern-book designs and plans and pattern-book-inspired houses, Smeins traces the evolution of this architectural style and explores the meanings embodied in the notion of home and community. Building an American Identity is an excellent resource for architectural historians, historic preservations, educators and anyone interested in the social history behind the building of America's Victorian homes.

The Timeless Way of Building

The Timeless Way of Building
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Author: Christopher Alexander,Professor in the Department of Architecture Christopher Alexander
Pages: 552
ISBN: 0195024028
Release: 1979
Editor: New York : Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
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Author: Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0192860925
Release: 1989
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

Patterns in Art

Patterns in Art
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Author: Francesca Leoneschi,Silvia Lazzaris
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0789213400
Release: 2019
Editor: Abbeville Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A visual delight, and a designer's dream--the decorative details of great European paintings transformed into beautiful two-dimensional patterns Richly embroidered robes. Intricate lace collars. Elaborately laid floor tiles. Delicately carved and modeled cornices and capitals. These are among the details of decorative art that the Old Masters lovingly rendered in their paintings, to establish a setting, convey a portrait subject's social status, or sometimes just enliven a scene. Together these details--so easy to overlook in the imposing harmony of draftsmanship, color, and composition that makes up a great painting--form a veritable history of ornament. This inventive book plucks these decorative motifs from the background of paintings by masters like Bronzino, Fra Angelico and Jacques-Louis David, and transforms them into vibrant two-dimensional patterns. Seeing these patterns side-by-side with the original paintings deepens our appreciation of both. Patterns in Art will be a resource for graphic designers, and a revelation for all art lovers.

I LOVE LEOPARD The Little Book of Leopard Print

I LOVE LEOPARD  The Little Book of Leopard Print
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Author: Emma Bastow
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780008403058
Release: 2020-02-06
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The essential guide to fashion’s favourite print.

The Pattern Seekers

The Pattern Seekers
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Author: Simon Baron-Cohen
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780241242193
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Why can humans alone invent? In this book, psychologist and world renowned autism expert Simon Baron-Cohen puts forward a bold new theory: because we can identify patterns, specifically if-and-then patterns. And he argues that the genes for this unique ability overlap with the genes for autism. From the first musical instrument to the agricultural, industrial and digital revolutions, Baron-Cohen shows how this unique ability has driven human progress for 70,000 years. By linking one of our greatest human strengths with a condition that is so often misunderstood, The Pattern Seekers challenges us to think differently about those who think differently.

S Is for Style

S Is for Style
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Author: D. Caponigro
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780847865284
Release: 2020-09-08
Editor: Rizzoli International Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Schumacher has been at the forefront of design in the US for well over 100 years. Founded in 1889, the house quickly became the go-to for style setters such as Edith Wharton and designer Elsie de Wolfe, and Schumacher's ongoing collaborations with leading designers and artists have turned the company into one of the most important and influential design houses of today. Now, their first book, The Schumacher Guide to Elevating Your Style, features the house's greatest contemporary designs - everything from classic stripes and exuberant florals to edgy animal prints - and shows how they can be used to create beautiful, elegant rooms. Organised thematically by style, with chapters such as, "Boho"; "Happy Modern"; "Earthy"; "Romantic"; "Extrovert"; and "High Style" the book explores a variety of patterns and palettes, with guidance and suggestions for deciding what style is best for you and your interior. The book is chock full of lavish imagery of patterns, alongside stunning interiors by many of the top designers working today - such as Miles Redd, Mary McDonald, Timothy Corrigan, Celerie Kemble, Veere Grenney and Mark Sykes, to name a few - illustrating how Schumacher's iconic patterns can be integrated into a wide range of chic and stylish room designs. Interviews with the designers themselves provide insights and tips on how to use pattern in your décor. Full of inspiring design ideas, as well as an unparalleled resource of prints and patterns, The Schumacher Guide to Elevating Your Style is a visual feast of interior design for all styles and tastes.

Patterns

Patterns
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Author: Peter Koepke
Pages: 332
ISBN: 0714871664
Release: 2016-10-03
Editor: Phaidon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An insider's guide to the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles, the source of inspiration for the globe's top designers Every season, designers from fashion, home furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paper-product industries seek inspiration from patterns to bring their collections to life. Many of these designers - including Beacon Hill, Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Colefax & Fowler, Lululemon, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Pottery Barn, and Target - look to the Design Library, the world's largest archive of surface design. This one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library’s archive, is an exclusive and ultimate sourcebook of pattern and ornament.