Terrible Beauty The Patterns of JENNIFER ANGUS

Clowes, Jody
January 2009
Surface Design Journal;Winter2009, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p36
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the patterns of textile designer Jennifer Angus. It states that she uses pretty patterns on the gallery walls made up of thousands of bugs. Her insect projects are seen to inspire amazement and respect and she is considered an obsessive and eccentric like the Victorian insect collectors. It notes that her patterns are of regular geometric designs that reflect the insects's natural symmetry and emphasize their structure. Angus' combination of insects with Victorian ornament touches the early Modernist aesthetic of clean and pristine formalism and her work is seen to feature things that horrified Modernist architects like Adolf Loos.


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