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William Morris (V&A Pattern)by Victoria and Albert Museum
Synopses & Reviews
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the worlds 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 V&As 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. The books are available individually or in a beautiful decorative slipcase.
William Morris's world-famous designs possess a timeless quality and appeal that is surprising in work created over 120 years ago. He began designing patterns in the 1860s, for his own use and as part of an effort to improve the general standards of decorative design.
English architect and designer C.F.A. Voysey (1828and#8211;1912) produced a wide range of textiles and other patterns over a career spanning 50 years. His style is characterized by bold repeats, natural forms, flat tints of color, and a pared-back simplicity, and is quickly identifiable. Readers will delight in his patterns, which still retain their original freshness today.
Sanderson showcases the wallpapers and textiles of this most British of manufacturers, known for patterns ranging from classic William Morris prints to avant-garde designs of the 1950s and 60s.
About the Author
Linda Parry is a world expert on William Morris and former senior curator at the V&A. She curated the highly successful V&A exhibition on William Morris in 1995 and edited the accompanying catalogue.
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