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Repeat Patterns: a manual for designers, artists and architects

August 13, 2010

Co-authored by Peter Phillips and Gillian Bunce and published by Thames and Hudson in 1993, Repeat Patterns: a manual for designers, artists and architects is my go-to bible for repeat pattern structures.

While most of my repeat patterns are created by eye, altered, cut and pasted, and manipulated until they are resolved, I sometimes find myself referring to back to this book for technical information and it is seriously on the money.

From block repeats, drop repeats, brick repeats and irregular repeats to composite and sateen repeats, this book covers their variations with simple and consistent diagrams and provides examples of fabrics produced throughout history to show the application of each structure.

If you’re new to designing for repeat, this book will become your best friend. I’m surprised my copy is still in such great condition after the repeated (no pun intended) use it’s had over the past 10 years.

Try Amazon or your local arts/design bookshop…

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