PatternPattern: The Geometry of Motion | Barbara Hodgson & Claudia Cohen (2019)
Call Number: NK1505 .H634 2019
PatternPattern by Barbara Hodgson and Claudia Cohen "adds another branch to their ongoing adventures in decoration, materials and processes previously explored in the four-part color series as well as Cutting Paper (2013), Decorating Paper (2015), and Folding Paper (2017). PatternPattern focuses on traditional and modern systems of analyzing repeating decorative patterns. These systems--grid, proportion, tessellation, symmetry, motif, and style & culture--are each discussed in a brief overview, and extensively illustrated, primarily with examples hand-drawn by the authors in each copy. Each section starts with a drawing done on translucent drafting vellum, to overlay the accompanying text. The focus throughout is on design development, progression, and variety, emphasizing the possibilities for infinite interpretations of basic styles." More information is available on the publisher's blog
RBSC has one of the first 10 numbered copies, supplemented with 21 unmounted specimens protected in 2 portfolio covers of hand-made paper. The bound volume and all 3 portfolios are laid in a custom clamshell box, covered in gray cloth and patterned paper.
Image source: Heavenly Monkey. "[Pattern Pattern Image 4]," 2019. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vYJCglXo_CU/XbtRgasLshI/AAAAAAAAGFY/dZ7rWaIDrKU1dsvEt3OkGXqnPLNbKdCsgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/Pattern4.jpg.