Sourcebook of Pattern and Ornament (V&A)


Sourcebook of Pattern and Ornament (V&A)

This richly illustrated, easy-to-navigate sourcebook presents more than 1,000 historic and contemporary examples of pattern and ornamentation from around the world, each one succinctly identified and explained. Arranged thematically, it is unique among pattern books, as it includes examples not only of surface pattern but also of three-dimensional ornamentation and embellishment. From Japanese kimono and William Morris fabrics to Chinese porcelain and contemporary furniture, such works reveal humanity’s unceasing desire to combine pattern with design.


Illustrated: 1146 colour illustrations

Pages: 400

Dimensions: 260x220mm