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V&A pattern: the fifties

V&A pattern: the fifties

Prichard, Sue

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.The FiftiesThe Fifties produced some of the most inventive and innovative twentieth-century pattern designs as the emerging trend for abstraction in the fine arts--as exemplified by Miró, Calder, and Klee, for instance--acted as a stimulus for many European and American designers

Book. English.
Published London: V&A Publishing, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Sue Prichard
ISBN: 1851775854, 9781851775859
Note: "The Fifties" features patterns from the Victoria and Albert Museum's textile and wallpaper collections. They are representative of some of the most inventive and innovative twentieth-century pattern designs as the emerging trend for abstraction in the fine arts - as exemplified by Miró, Calder, and Klee, for instance - acted as a stimulus for many European and American designers.
Physical Description: 80 p. : ill. : CD-Rom
Series: V&A Pattern
Subject: Textile design; 1950s; Wallpaper

Author note

Sue Prichard is curator of contemporary textiles at the V&A. She has curated a number textiles exhibition and is currently working a major quilts book and exhibition to be held at the V&A in 2010.