- Imprint: V & A Publishing
- Publication Date: June 1, 2010
- Price: $12.95
- Trim Size: 5 x 7
- ISBN: 1-85177-605-2
- EAN: 9781851776054
- 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.
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.
About the author
Abraham Thomas is Curator of Designs at the Victoria & Albert Museum, with responsibilities as lead curator for architecture. He recently curated A Higher Ambition: Owen Jones (1809-1874) which took place at the V&A and is currently curating the V&A international touring exhibition Owen Jones: Islamic Design, Discovery & Vision.