Author: Guild, Tricia
Number Of Pages: 224
Release Date: 24-10-2006
Details: Product Description Tricia Guild is known for her bold fabric, wallpaper designs, and an extraordinary sense of color and pattern. Following the success of her books on color, she now shares her skills with patterns. The book draws on historical and global patterns. Woven or printed or embroidered, patterns inspire Tricia Guild as she uncovers their origins and explores the exotic. Any pattern can be appropriate for the right room—European checks and stripes, Asian silks and damasks, the Caribbean's vibrant ethnic prints, as well as contemporary abstract and geometric patterns. The book is divided into style sections: floral, painterly, geometric, classics, silks, and tropical. The author draws on examples from her own designs to demonstrate the impact pattern has on the energy and mood of a room and how to use pattern with confidence. Included at the end are colorboards with hints and tips for designing. With stunning, original photography and a text rich in insights from the designer's own experience, this is a must-have compendium for anyone interested in contemporary interior design. Review "A lushly produced examination of stripes, plaid, chintz, toile, chinoiserie...which provides lots of ideas for combining all kinds of prints in striking and unusual ways." -- 12/10 NEWSDAY "Her wallpapers and textiles are beautiful..." -- 03/01 I.D. MAGAZINE "The book is an outstanding resource and, in its way, a celebration of an unfettered design spirit." "In 210 pages, Guild takes a savvy approach to profiling pattern." -- Jan06 VERANDA "Tricia Guild, one of Britain's leading designers, shares her fascination with pattern and color. Form gingham to tie-dye and chintz, Guild encourages readers to seek inspiration in the patterns of their lives." -- Dec06 TIME - STYLE & DESIGN "features a touch-me flocked cover and a vibrant wealth of information inside." -- Jan07 PARTY & PAPER RETAILER -- "An absolute gift for the eye." -- Feb07 ON THE TOWN : "The book offers a sweeping perspective on the use and history of patterns... Pattern will inspire designers to create new atmospheres and moods..." -- Nov06 SOUTHERN ACCENTS "An eclectic book that illustrates how contrasting colors, textiles and finishes can transform a room." -- Dec06 HARTFORD COURANT "Design aficionados will relish Pattern, the lush and inspiring coffee table book by British interior designer Tricia Guild." -- Dec06 SHATTERED MAGAZINE "This artful coffee-table book (with velvet flocking on the cover) showcases her bold wallpaper and fabric designs...It also provides historical snippets on the origins of everything from ancient artisinal designs to paisley, while offering encouragement for the pattern-challenged." -- Dec06 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE About the Author Tricia Guild founded Designers Guild in London in 1970 and has achieved international renown for innovative fabrics, wallpaper, and home furnishings. Her books include Tricia Guild's Country Color and Tricia Guild on Color.
Package Dimensions: 12.0 x 9.5 x 1.1 inches