The Magic of Pattern

28 February 2023

The Magic of Pattern

Lecturer : David Phillips

From the Alhambra to William Morris, patterns can be gorgeous, yet pattern has often been dismissed as “mere ornament” in comparison with painting. We will discover that is a mistaken view as we look at the ideas that inspired some of the great pattern inventors and traditions from around the world.  Whilst some glorious effects depend on very simple patterning procedures, others can be wonderfully clever as we watch patterns evolving across the screen in beautiful animations.

David Phillips studied History at Oxford, and from 1968-82 worked for Nottingham Castle Museum. From 1982-98, Lecturer in Museum Studies and Art History at University of Manchester. Published a book about museum practice with Manchester University Press, Exhibiting Authenticity (1997).