When we speak of graphic patterns, our worn-out but recurring dichotomy between form and content becomes apparent. Often graphic patterns are relegated to the category of simple-almost indecent-pleasure. They were in style, and then they were out of style for centuries. Still, the fascination that they hold over people has never disappeared completely. By presenting graphic patterns alongside their applications, "Real Graphic Applications" offers a varied selection of beautiful motifs along with their innovative, and often ingenious, uses.