The Chronology of Pattern is a glorious, highly illustrated look at the history of pattern from ancient times up to the present. The book draws the patterns from the worlds of textiles, paintings, manuscripts and architecture. The book is divided into chapters each covering separate centuries. The result is not only a visual delight but an excellent sourcebook that will be useful for all artists who use patterns in their work. This book should be a must on the reference shelves of all those working in the visual arts.
Diana Newall completed her doctoral studies at the Courtald Institute of Art.She is author of Appreciating Art (2008)and co-author of Art History: The Basics. She was the Kostantinos Leventis Research Fellow at the Open University and continues to work there and as an Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent. Christina Unwin is a graduate in archaeology from University College London, a postgraduate in design from the London College of Printing and works as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and exhibition designer working on a wide range of different projects.She is also the co-author of Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen.