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IDES 651 Pattern Project

A multidisciplinary guide to assist your pattern research.

Research Tip

Search for pattern resources with keywords e.g.

  • pattern design
  • pattern history
  • repetitive patterns + decorative arts

IDES in Scholar's Compass

Browse research projects created by VCU's Interior Design students.

Arts Research Librarian

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Carla-Mae Crookendale
Arts Research Librarian
(804) 827-0367
Cabell Library, Room 121-L

Browsing Pattern History

Use these call numbers to browse for books at the Cabell Library:

NK1160-1590 -- Decorative Arts. Decoration and Ornament. Design

NK8800-9505.5  -- Decorative Arts.Textiles

TS1300-1865 -- Textile industries

Books on Pattern History & Meaning

Resources Beyond VCU Libraries

If you can't find the book, article, or dissertation that you want at VCU, try these resources to find what you need.

Google Books

Use Google Books to identify books that mention patterns by keyword, then find them in VCULibraries.

Google Book Search

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