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1st Edition

Design and Composition

ISBN 9781138285613
Published September 18, 2018 by Routledge
292 Pages 250 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In Patterns: Design and Composition, M. A. Hann and I. S. Moxon present guidelines for the original design and composition of regular patterns alongside an understanding of the inherent structures of these patterns. Starting with the compositional elements, Hann and Moxon take the reader through patterns in the environment, early forms of patterns and aspects of classification based on circles, squares, triangles and symmetry. With 250 images sourced from past examples as well as student work, this essential read for design students and researchers demonstrates how simplicity begets complexity in the design and composition of regular patterns.

Table of Contents

    1. Introduction

    2. Categories

    3. Components

    4. Early forms

    5. Varieties

    6. Square, rectangular and related grids

    7. Other polygonal grids

    8. Circles and circular designs

    9. Tilings and similar arrangements

    10. Symmetry

    11. Compositional grids

    12. Conclusion

    Appendix (student assignments and exercises)


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    M.A. Hann holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds (UK), and is also Director of ULITA – An Archive of International Textiles. He has published across a wide range of subject areas, and holds particular interests relating to the geometry of design.

    I.S. Moxon is an Honorary Fellow of the School of History at the University of Leeds (UK). He has extensive editorial experience, with subject interests ranging from ancient history and languages to science and industrial technology.