The first book to examine pattern as an essential part of twentieth-century design history is now available in paperback. Organized by decade, "Twentieth-Century Pattern Design" details the technical innovations that affected the development of modern textiles and wallpapers. With stunning color plates and lively text, Lesley Jackson takes readers on a tour of the development of twentieth-century patterns from around the world. Focusing on surface pattern in the home, Jackson draws frequent parallels to the worlds of fashion, packaging, and graphics and explores the interrelationship between painting and pattern design. The result is a book that is as inspiring as it is informative."Twentieth-Century Pattern Design" is an invaluable resource for modern design enthusiasts and historians, collectors, and interior and graphic designers.