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How to Make Repeat Patterns: A Guide for Designers, Architects and Artists


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Repeat patterns are seen almost everywhere today and are used across all continents and cultures. Exploring patterns is integral to the history of design, to understand their structure as well as their intrinsic beauty. This book demonstrates how all repeat pattern-making comes out of four simple operations: translation, rotation, reflection and glide reflection and explains, in simple steps and non-mathematical terminology, how to create repeat patterns in a line, on the plane, as tiles and as Escher-like repeats, as well as how to make ‘wallpaper repeats’, where the elements of the pattern merge into each other, apparently seamlessly. A definitive one-stop pattern-making resource for professional designers and students across disciplines, from textiles and fashion to graphic design and architecture.

    Paperback with Flaps
    130 illustrations
    160 pages
    Size: 22 x 22 cm