Authors

Abigail Knuff

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Year Completed

2019

Abstract

The Pattern Research Project involves research and analysis of contemporary patterns found in the textiles and wallcoverings of the built interior environment. Patterns use motif, repetition, color, geometry, craft, technology, and space to communicate place, time, and concept. Through this research and analysis, built environments - their designers, occupants, construction, and context - can be better understood.

Abigail Knuff, VCU Interior Design BFA 2020, selected the Greek key pattern for the 2017 Pattern Research Project. The text below is excerpted from the student’s work:

“The Greek key, or Greek fret pattern, has existed since antiquity... The original use of this pattern was typically for Greek ceramics and architecture. In ceramics, the pattern typically appeared as a single band around the top or bottom of an amphora, or Greek case. In architecture, the pattern appeared across the frieze of buildings... Greek key is the modern name for this pattern, but the original name was meander or ‘meandros’ in Greek. This name came from the Meander River in Asia Minor or modern-day Turkey.”

Geometry

Rectilinear

Color

Gold

Craft

Printed

Material

Cotton, Linen

Function/Use

Upholstery, Ceramics, sculpture

Pattern's Place of Origin

Ancient Greece

Culture

Greek

Design

Schumacher

Pattern Repeat

Small Scale

Disciplines

Art and Design

Department

VCUarts, Dept. of Interior Design

Date of Submission

1-21-2019

Rights

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Pattern Research Project: An Investigation of The Pattern And Printing Process - Greek Key

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