- Imprint: V & A Publishing
- Publication Date: September 1, 2009
- Price: $12.95
- Trim Size: 5 x 7
- ISBN: 978-1-85177-586-6
- EAN: 9781851775866
- Page Count: 80
- Illustrations: 68 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, 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.
Luscious patterns derived from plants and flowers have been used in India for centuries. Lotus flowers and floral meanders are seen in third-century Buddhist sites, and were given an additional dimension by European prints and books that made their way to the sub-continent in the early seventeenth century
About the author
Rosemary Crill is senior curator of South Asia at the V&A. She has published widely on Indian textiles and paintings.