The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’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 V&A’s superb collections. Beautifully designed, accessible, and informative– perhaps a little quirky – they are a repository of ideas for designers of all kinds, but also a collection of desirable gift books. 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.
Owen Jones features the full breadth of the Victorian designer’s work, from his passion for Islamic decoration to his world-famous designs from his seminal publication The Grammar of Ornament. The gorgeous book includes a short text on Jones (1809-1874) followed by 60 images.