Synopses & Reviews
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.
INDIAN FLORALSLuscious patterns derived from plants and flowers have been used in India for centuries. Lotus flowers and floral meanders are seen in third-century Buddhist sites, and were given an additional dimension by European prints and books that made their way to the sub-continent in the early seventeenth century
Healand#8217;s showcases the mid-20th-century fabrics of this British retail institution as commissioned by director and visionary Tom Worthington.
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
Rosemary Crill is senior curator of South Asia at the VandA. She has published widely on Indian textiles and paintings.and#160;