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African Textile Patterns

Catherine Carpenter


PUBLISHED: 30th November 2011
ISBN: 9781408130728
ANNOTATION:
A stunning collection of African textiles, carefully selected from a range of traditional and contemporary designs. Each full-colour photograph is included on the accompanying CD.
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PUBLISHED: 30th November 2011
ISBN: 9781408130728
ANNOTATION:
A stunning collection of African textiles, carefully selected from a range of traditional and contemporary designs. Each full-colour photograph is included on the accompanying CD.

Annotation

A stunning collection of African textiles, carefully selected from a range of traditional and contemporary designs. Each full-colour photograph is included on the accompanying CD.

Publisher Description

This stunning collection of African textile prints has been carefully selected from a range of traditional and contemporary patterns. From exuberant and colourful patterns to elegant, flowing designs, this book celebrates the vibrancy and variation of African textile prints. The introduction helpfully explains the significance of the patterns, the textiles market and the current popularity of African textiles in fashion and interiors. This fantastic range of full-colour images is also available in a digital format on the accompanying CD.

Author Biography

Catherine Carpenter has an MA in Architecture & Interiors from the Royal College of Art and is an Interior Designer. She also designs furniture and lighting products and travels regularly to Africa to research materials for her collection and design work.

Table of Contents

  • A contemporary collection of prints sourced from manufacturers around the world

  • Designs reflect both modern influences and historical references

  • Reflects the diversity of African people and cultures

Review

Stunning collection ... This archive provides a major source of design for those who want to expand on the exuberant and colourful patterns and utilise the images in a completely unique and personal way. Fabrications: Quilting for You The collection of contemporary printed fabrics presented in this book were sourced from manufacturers around the world: they reflect both traditional and current African design influences... The core of the book consists of close-up, near full page photographs of 109 colourful printed fabrics; the print details can be clearly seen. A brief description accompanies each photo, often including a reference to where the fabric was printed and for what market. The book's accompanying CD contains photographs of all 109 featured fabrics... This book will appeal to lovers of African design and anyone looking for a fresh approach to their own textile design. -- Dawn Willey, New Forest Guild The Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

Product Details

Author
Catherine Carpenter
Year
2011
ISBN-10
1408130726
ISBN-13
9781408130728
Media
Book
Pages
128
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Language
English
Short Title
AFRICAN TEXTILE PATTERNS
Publication Date
2011-11-30
Illustrations
130 Illustrations, color
Format
Paperback