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Knitting Architecture: 20 Patterns Exploring Form, Function, and Detail

Authors: Gray, Tanis
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: DES005000, CRA015000, ART028000
ISBN: 9781620334775, Related ISBNs: 1620334771, 9781620334775
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 160,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Explore the true foundations of knitting design: construction, form following function, stability, and ornamentation.

The parallels between knitting a sweater and constructing a building seem obvious when considered. Sweaters suspend from yokes and shoulders; vertical planes are shaped to provide fit and allow movement; necklines, sleeves, and hems are adapted for specific purposes. Stitch patterns and textures elaborate design themes, and new and unusual materials can be used to striking effect.

Tanis Gray has curated a collection of designs from some of today's most innovative designers, all inspired by architectural themes. From accessories based on art-nouveau ironwork to a sweater that mimics Bauhaus style to a dress based on Greek sculpture, Knitting Architecture celebrates design through history.

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