This vivid design book is filled with more than 288 full color, all-over patterns, borders and corners of decorative textile motifs from Romania. The orderly presentation of designs will be a valuable resource for textile historians and designers, fashion designers, interior and architectural designers, and folk art enthusiasts. These timely designs will be used over and over as inspiration for decorations of fabrics, wall coverings, carpets, ceramics, historical ornamentation, and jewelry. Accurately researched during the authors many trips to Eastern Europe, the designs were then translated into the stylized patterns and original colorations presented here. These colorful images are a must-have for anyone interested in today's popular multicultural motifs.
John Gabrian Marinescu, born in Ploiesti, Romania, is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, with a degree in d104ile/Surface Design. He currently does design work for many central New York area organizations as well as organizations in Europe. He is a member of the d104ile Designers Guild and the Surface Design Association and has exhibited in the United States, France, England, and Germany.