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Swatches : a Sourcebook of Patterns with More Than 600 Fabric Designs / by Dorsey Sitley Adler and Robert D. Adler ; Foreword by Ralph Lauren

Adler, Dorsey Sitley. Adler, Robert D.

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ISBN 10: 1584794194 / ISBN 13: 9781584794196
Published by New York : Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2005
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A handy fan of paint chips is an indispensable tool when choosing colors for decorating projects. And, when it comes to selecting fabrics for upholstery, drapes, pillows-anything to do with textiles-fabric swatches are the necessary equivalent. They are the spark behind dazzling creative ideas, and they make deciding between, say, a sumptuous jacquard tapestry and a 1920s art deco pattern both manageable and fun. Swatches, by noted fabric experts Dorsey Sitley Adler and Robert D. Adler, provides the ultimate guidebook on color and pattern concepts for decoration, fashion, and craft. Featuring more than 400 fabric patterns, the book includes vintage and contemporary selections from the largest textile library in the United States. The swatches are organized by pattern type, everything from stripes and polka dots to paisleys and conversational prints. A series of special color and style groupings-Seaside Splendor and Pastel Palette, for example-add an extra touch of inspiration. In addition, the book features informative text describing the origins of and typical uses for each pattern type. With a user-friendly, "small-and-chunky" format, Swatches will serve decorators, designers, and anyone interested in pattern as an invaluable resource. AUTHOR BIO: Dorsey Sitley Adler and Robert D. Adler are the founders of the Textile Design Group, the largest privately owned textile library in the United States. With a collection of more than four million pattern swatches that ranges from 19th-century historical patterns to contemporary fabrics, the Textile Design Group serves customers including fashion houses and color forecasters. This is the Adlers' first book. An exceptional copy bound in stiff card wrappers. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 421 pages; Description: 421 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Textile design --Themes, motives. 2 Kg. Bookseller Inventory # 156092

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Title: Swatches : a Sourcebook of Patterns with ...

Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori and Chang

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: First Edition.

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A guidebook on color and pattern concepts is designed to be a reference for a variety of decoration, fashion, and craft needs, providing more than four hundred fabric patterns culled from the nation's largest textile library and featuring additional text on the origins and typical uses of each pattern type. Original.

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Dorsey Sitley Adler and Robert D. Adler are the founders of the Textile Design Group. In operation since 1975, it is the largest privately owned textile library in America, providing customers from fashion houses to colour forecasters with more than 4 million pattern swatches for review. Their collection ranges from historical patterns from the 1800s to contemporary fabrics.

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