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How has Botanical Illustration influenced Surface Pattern Design?

Morgan, Bethany (2018) How has Botanical Illustration influenced Surface Pattern Design? Fields: journal of Huddersfield student research, 4 (1). ISSN 2057-0163

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Botanical illustration has been a key feature throughout history, developing from scientific aid to one of the most universally recognised decorative motifs. Its transition into surface pattern design is most recognisable in the nineteenth century with the emergence of William Morris’s wallpapers, and it has formed an ever-changing influence on modern-day design.
This article discusses the humble beginnings of botanical illustration, starting out in the cave paintings of prehistoric humans. It then tracks the changing uses and meaning through history, reaching the modern day, where it will discuss botanical illustration’s impact on key figures in the fashion industry. The article will also include discussion of the popularity of flowers and research conducted into the emotional impact of depicted florals – touching on the biophilia hypothesis – serving to highlight the continuing importance to humans of florals in any form.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Botanical illustration, surface pattern, florals, William Morris, design, fashion
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
Depositing User: Megan Taylor
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 10:38
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2018 09:51


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