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 MorrisWilliam 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.
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
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.