3 New Books for Textile Lovers: Knoll Textiles, Print & Pattern 2 & Repeat After Me

3 New Books for Textile Lovers: Knoll Textiles, Print & Pattern 2 & Repeat After Me

Mat Sanders
Sep 9, 2011

Three new books recently hit the stands that should excite anyone with an interest in patterns and textiles. Whether you are looking for how-to's, history guides or simple inspiration, there's a little something for everyone in these three beautiful publications. Get a sneak peek after the jump.

Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010
by Angela Volker

In this companion piece to their recent exhibit on the same subject, the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design & Culture has released this enormous encyclopedia that takes you through the world of Knoll Textiles, from past to present. In a celebration of one of the world's most famous furniture design companies, this 432-page book is filled with fabric swatches, furniture examples, sketches and insightful profiles of the 84 designers who have created Knoll Textiles since the beginning. This book is a must-have for any lover of mid-century design. $47.25 on Amazon.com

Print & Pattern 2
by Bowie Style

In the second book inspired by her blog Print & Pattern, Marie Perkins, under the penname Bowie Style, is back with a sequel for all those anti-minimalists out there. From gift wrap and stationary to wallpaper and illustration, Print & Pattern 2 displays over 500 patterns and covers 100 of our favorite designers like Merimekko, Jonathan Adler and Amy Butler. $19.17 at Amazon.com

REPEAT AFTER ME: Creating Pattern Repeats In Illustrator and Photoshop
by Claudia Brown & Jessie Whipple Vickery

Another blog-turned-book, Repeat After Me, brings the tastes and know-how of Pattern People's Claudia Brown and Jessie Whipple Vickery to a comprehensive e-book that tells you everything you need to know about turning your artwork into a pattern repeat. A follow-up to their introductory e-book titled Pattern Design & Beyond, this digital publication will guide you through many useful techniques and tricks for creating textiles in Adobe Creative Suite. $24.94 at Pattern People

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