Nature and Surface Pattern
This title examines British textile and wallpaper design work during the mid-nineteenth century and particularly the way nature was represented through surface pattern. This period saw a reform movement within pattern design that tried to emphasise the practical necessities of both nature and surface pattern. The book looks at some of the lectures of Richard Redgrave, a prominent reformer, his ideas on the role of shadow in pattern work, as well as the role that he felt the designer should play in the process of pattern in textile and wallpaper design. It also looks at the influence Indian surface pattern played in the development of pattern reform in Britain during this period. This is a pdf format book.