V&A Pattern: Digital Pioneers (Hardcover with CD)

V&A Pattern: Digital Pioneers

(Hardcover with CD)

Text by Honor Beddard and Douglas Dodds


Price: $12.95

  • Publication Date: September 1, 2009
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Trim Size: 5 x 7
  • ISBN: 9781851775873
  • Page Count: 80
  • Illustrations: 68 full-color illustrations
  • 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, 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.

Digital Pioneers

After World War Two computers offered the opportunity to explore innovative ways of creating images that would demonstrate an unexpected purity in their natural patterning, symmetry, and order.

About the author

Honor Beddard is Computer Art Project Curator at the V&A, currently researching and documenting the V&A's Computer Art holdings. 
Douglas Dodds is Head of Central Services and a Senior Curator in the V&A's Word and Image Department.