|Author:||Valerie D. Mendes|
|Series:||V&a Pattern Ser.|
This series celebrates the V+A's status as a source of inspiration for designers, reflecting the unique breadth and depth of a collection that represents over 3000 years of objects from all over the world. Novelty Patterns showcases the innovative and fanciful decoration empoyed for lightweight fabrics made between the early 1920s and the late 1940s. The other books in this second instalment of the V+A Pattern series are Owen Jones, Kimono and Garden Florals.
The pocket sized books make attractive and collectable gifts but are also a valuable source of ideas for designers of all kinds. Each book includes a short introduction to put the patterns in context plus a free CD of the images inside, which can be redrawn or reworked. Commercial designers looking to license patterns and individual motifs from the collection can use the books as a starting point for research.
The books are available individually or as a stylish boxed set (9781851776078).