V&A release four new pattern books this month!

June 14th, 2010 § 0 comments

I am very excited about the new V&A pattern books that have just been released this month! Novelty Patterns, Owen Jones, Kimono, and Garden Florals, are the four titles in the new series.


Kimono displays some of the best Japanese textile patterns at the V&A, ranging over 200 years from the early nineteenth century.

Novelty Patterns

Novelty Patterns showcases that innovative and fanciful decoration employed for lightweight fabrics made between the early 1920s and the late 1940s.

Garden Florals

Garden Florals shows – mainly British- plant-form patterns from 1880-1910.

Owen Jones

Owen Jones features the breadth of the Victorian designer’s work, from his passion for Islamic decoration to his influentail work, The Grammar of Ornament, first published in 1856.

The pocket-sized books make attractive and collectable gifts but are also a valuable source of ideas for designers of all kinds. At only £7.99 they are great for the coffee table!

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