Textile Designs: Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns Organized by Motif, Style, Color, Layout, and Period


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Author Susan Meller and Joost Elffers
Publisher Abrams
Date 2002
Cover Paperback
Dimensions 11.6 x 9 x 1.6 in., 464 pages
Never before have printed textiles been celebrated in a book of this magnitude. "Textile Designs" is the indispensable sourcebook for the colorful patterned materials that have been used in fashion and interiors for the past 200 years. Organized by motif—Floral, Geometric, Conversational, Ethnic, and Art Movements and Period Styles—this bible of textile design presents a stunning cross-section of the materials of everyday life: printed calicos and cottons, flowered cretonnes and chintzes, polka-dot silks and foulards. With its informative text and pattern names provided not only in English but also in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese, this is a must-have for everyone interested in color and pattern.