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Description - Pattern Design: A Period Design Sourcebook by Sian Evans

One of the world's best collections of period designs brought together as an invaluable resource for designers of all kinds, from fabric, textile, wallpaper, stained glass to graphic and fashion designers. this collection of over 300 designs covers wallpaper, textiles, furnishings, costume, tiles and ceramics. the designs range from medieval through renaissance and the 19th century right up to the 1950s; from classic French 17th-century wallpaper through William Morris pomegranate designs to 1950s children's wallpaper. the book is arranged by type of design and motifs and periods and genres to make it as accessible to designers as possible. An index at the back helps make readers find the right motif, style or pattern. though the designs have a strong European flavour it does feature Asian and Middle Eastern designs that have reached the unsurpassable National trust collection.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905400676
ISBN-10: 1905400675
Format: Hardback
(227mm x 226mm x 27mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: National Trust Books
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sian Evans

Sian Evans is a cultural historian who has worked for the National Trust, The Victoria & Albert Museum and the Design Museum. She is author of The Manor Reborn, Ghosts:Mysterious Tales from the National Trust and Life Below Stairs, all published by the National Trust.

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