V&A Pattern: Secret Garden (Hardcover with CD)
V&A Pattern: Secret Garden
(Hardcover with CD)
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2010
  • Price: $12.95
  • Trim Size: 5 x 7
  • ISBN: 1-85177-588-9
  • EAN: 9781851775880
  • Page Count: 80
  • Illustrations: 65 full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover (CD insert)
  • Rights: North America

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.

Garden Florals brings together a wonderful range of botanical patterns from wallpaper, textiles, prints, and drawings. The short text is followed by 60 colorplates that feature gorgeous plant-form patterns dating from 1880 to 1910.

About the author

Antonia Brodie is an Assistant Curator in Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department of the V&A. She contributed to the exhibition catalogue Baroque: Style in the Age of Magnificence, and has lectured on the history of technology.