Patterns: Inside the Design Library

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Product Details

Price
$79.95
Publisher
Phaidon Press
Publish Date
Pages
332
Dimensions
8.6 X 1.6 X 11.7 inches | 3.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780714871660
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About the Author

Peter Koepke is the owner and director of the Design Library, located in Hudson Valley, New York, and London. He joined the company in 1990, after fifteen years as a collector and dealer, during which time he created seminal art collections for museums, universities, corporations, and individuals throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan. Peter now travels extensively in search of coveted collections to expand the Design Library's archives.

Reviews

"There are plenty of enviable archives in the world, but here's one that had escaped our gaze... Patterns: Inside the Design Library offers a behind-the-scenes peek into New York State's Design Library, the world's largest archive of pattern and textiles... It's no wonder that it's been regularly frequented by fashion names as broad as Alexander McQueen, Uniqlo and Calvin Klein over the years." Wallpaper*

"Eye-popping... A thoughtfully designed object in itself." 1stdibs Introspective

..".Acquiring Patterns: Inside the Design Library may embolden you to junk its many, less-brilliant coevals." Eye on Design (AIGA blog)

"This beautifully designed and organized book... will be a rich idea source for professionals, and anyone interested in home or fashion design will enjoy flipping through the vast array of gorgeous patterns." Publishers Weekly

"One could spend hours imagining uses for the 413 patterns splashed across glossy spreads." Wall Street Journal

"Inspiring... Just as immersive for the design-minded as any best-seller... Snap a few favourites to boost your Instagram feed... Leave the book open on your coffee table and flip a page a day for visual sustenance. Or commit the ultimate art-book sin: Slice out the pages and brazenly frame them for your walls." The Wall Street Journal Europe

"Fabulous... Will surely become a best-seller in its field." PatternPrintsJournal.com

"The Hudson Valley's Design Library boasts the world's largest collection of patterns, with a staggering 7 million samples... This book presents a compilation of owner Peter Koepke's favourites, sorting them into light-hearted categories such as "jazzy" and "bling."" Crafts

"Where do you look for inspiration? If you're in the fashion or home interiors industries, it might be at the Design Library... [Patterns] takes readers inside its many treasures... One of fashion's best - kept secrets is revealed to a wider audience... The Design Library is a real treasure trove." Creative Review

"Sumptuous images to pore over... Eye-enticing." Homes & Antiques

"Crazy, florid and abundantly illustrated... Made with such a fine eye for detail and finish, print and binding, this book is genuinely unique... A must-have for every academy to teach students about patterns, repetition, their possibilities and applications. A must for designers and fashion makers, libraries of museums for decorative arts... A must-have for restorers... And a real inspiration for pattern-lovers." Textile is More.com

"Patterns: Inside the Design Library by Peter Koepke is a dream come true for any fashion students, designers, interior stylists, haberdashers, decorators, graphic designers and artists... A beautifully designed publication, with a unique binding that gives it the feel of a precious object, within the pages are an abundance of vivid visuals of the amazing patterns in the archive, categorized by terms ranging from 'abstract' and 'bling' to 'chaos' and 'skins'." The Culture Trip

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"Patterns: Inside the Design Library by Peter Koepke is a dream come true for any fashion students, designers, interior stylists, haberdashers, decorators, graphic designers and artists... A beautifully designed publication, with a unique binding that gives it the feel of a precious object, within the pages are an abundance of vivid visuals of the amazing patterns in the archive, categorized by terms ranging from 'abstract' and 'bling' to 'chaos' and 'skins'." The Culture Trip

"Talk to any designer about their collection after it debuts and you're likely to hear some iteration of the same words each time: research, archives, inspiration... Smart designers know the value of looking at the wealth of visual material that has come before them. The best ideas, after all, come from looking to brilliant old ones, and standing upon the shoulders of giants. Consider this new book from Phaidon, then, a celebration of that philosophy. Patterns: Inside the Design Library is a sourcebook collecting the wealth of patterns and prints in Peter Koepke's New York archive of the same name, which houses over seven million fabrics sourced from 1750 through to the present day. Arranged alphabetically, the book archives prints from abstract to zig zag, the influence of which can be visibly traced all the way through fashion history and into the designs of S/S17." AnOtherMag.com

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As featured in Creative Review, Dwell, ELLE Decor, Four Seasons, Kinfolk, Orlando Weekly, Traditional Home, The Wall Street Journal, on 1stdibs Introspective, AIGA's Eye on Design, and Fast Company's Co.Design and Wallpaper

"There are plenty of enviable archives in the world, but here's one that had escaped our gaze... Patterns: Inside the Design Library offers a behind-the-scenes peek into New York State's Design Library, the world's largest archive of pattern and textiles... It's no wonder that it's been regularly frequented by fashion names as broad as Alexander McQueen, Uniqlo and Calvin Klein over the years."--Wallpaper*

"Eye-popping... A thoughtfully designed object in itself."--1stdibs Introspective

..".Acquiring Patterns: Inside the Design Library may embolden you to junk its many, less-brilliant coevals."--Eye on Design (AIGA blog)

"This beautifully designed and organized book... will be a rich idea source for professionals, and anyone interested in home or fashion design will enjoy flipping through the vast array of gorgeous patterns."--Publishers Weekly

"One could spend hours imagining uses for the 413 patterns splashed across glossy spreads."--Wall Street Journal

"Inspiring... Just as immersive for the design-minded as any best-seller... Snap a few favourites to boost your Instagram feed... Leave the book open on your coffee table and flip a page a day for visual sustenance. Or commit the ultimate art-book sin: Slice out the pages and brazenly frame them for your walls."--The Wall Street Journal Europe

"Fabulous... Will surely become a best-seller in its field."--PatternPrintsJournal.com

"The Hudson Valley's Design Library boasts the world's largest collection of patterns, with a staggering 7 million samples... This book presents a compilation of owner Peter Koepke's favourites, sorting them into light-hearted categories such as "jazzy" and "bling.""--Crafts

"Where do you look for inspiration? If you're in the fashion or home interiors industries, it might be at the Design Library... [Patterns] takes readers inside its many treasures... One of fashion's best - kept secrets is revealed to a wider audience... The Design Library is a real treasure trove."--Creative Review

"Sumptuous images to pore over... Eye-enticing."--Homes & Antiques

"Crazy, florid and abundantly illustrated... Made with such a fine eye for detail and finish, print and binding, this book is genuinely unique... A must-have for every academy to teach students about patterns, repetition, their possibilities and applications. A must for designers and fashion makers, libraries of museums for decorative arts... A must-have for restorers... And a real inspiration for pattern-lovers."--Textile is More.com

"This gorgeous book offers a peek inside the Hudson Valley Design Library, the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles. Gazing at the shapes and lines and colors will inspire anyone to create."--Orlando Weekly

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