PATTERN

a principle of design

PATTERN

pat·tern


ˈpatərn/


noun

a repeated decorative design.


Pattern can be described as a repeating unit of shape or form, but it can also be thought of as the "skeleton" that organizes the parts of a composition.Pattern exists in nature as well as in designed objects; it is useful to look at the parallels. A Harvard biologist named Peter S. Stevens has published a book entitled "Patterns in Nature" in which he claims that there are only a finite number of ways that patterns can be structured.

René Magritte - Golconde, 1953

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