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V&a Pattern: Libertyby Anna Buruma
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The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the worldand#8217;s greatest museum of art and design, with a vast collection that been an unparalleled resource for designers for 150 years.
This new series of pattern books presents the range of the VandAand#8217;s superb collections. Beautifully designed, accessible, and informative, these little books are a repository of ideas and inspiration for designers of all kinds. Included in each volume is a CD of all the images shown within--to be redrawn, reworked, or even licensed for further use.and#160;and#160;The books are available individually or in a beautiful decorative slipcase.
The Fifties produced some of the most inventive and innovative twentieth-century pattern designs as the emerging trend for abstraction in the fine arts--as exemplified by Mirand#243;,and#160;Calder, and Klee, for instance--acted as a stimulus for many European and American designers.
Liberty charts the development of a legendary company through its textile designs, from its beginnings in the Aesthetic movement through to Art Nouveau and the late twentieth century.
About the Author
Anna Buruma has been the archivist at Liberty since the mid-1990s. Her most recent publication is Liberty in the Fifties and Sixties: A Taste for Design.
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