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Victoria and Albert Museum

Works: 5,966 works in 12,053 publications in 3 languages and 144,398 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Sources  Periodicals  Catalogs and collections  Patterns  Cross-cultural studies 
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Classifications: N1150, 720.92
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Most widely held works by Victoria and Albert Museum
William Morris by Susan Duval Gallery( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske kunsthåndværker og forfatter William Morris (1834-96)
Dress in detail from around the world by Rosemary Crill( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Necklines - Fastenings - Cuffs, edgings and seams - Contrasting fabrics, linings and pockets - Pleats and gathers - Applied decoration
Modernism : designing a new world, 1914-1939 by Christopher Wilk( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism flourished from 1914 to 1939 and it was a key point of reference for 20th century architecture, design and art. This work explores Modernism and design from an international perspective and reveals the ways in which it has shaped our world and its visual culture
Photography, an independent art : photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1839-1996 by Mark Haworth-Booth( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In providing a comprehensive introduction to this particular collection, the author also provides "a general history of photography from its beginnings as a scientific curiosity, through its international commercialization, to its coming of age as an art form in its own right."--Jacket
Shoes by Lucy Pratt( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From very long pointed toes in the Middle Ages to exotic creations of the 1990s, the story of footwear is a lively and evocative reflection of styles, fashions and moments in history. In Henry VIII's time, for example, exaggerated shapes and wide toes mirrored the aggressive social climate, while engravings of Queen Victoria showed impossibly narrow slippers in pursuit of nineteenth-century ideals of daintiness." "Engravings, paintings and advertisements help to tell the story, and the specially commissioned photography reveals the glorious colours and styles in stunning detail."--Jacket
Bags by Claire Wilcox( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Items from the Victoria and Albert Museum collection illustrate the history of handbags
A guide to early photographic processes by Brian Coe( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pugin : a Gothic passion by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of death : visual culture in the English death ritual, c. 1500-c. 1800 by Nigel Llewellyn( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did our ancestors die? Whereas in our own day the subject of death is usually avoided, in pre-Industrial England the rituals and processes of death were present and immediate. People not only surrounded themselves with memento mori, they also sought to keep alive memories of those who had gone before. This continual confrontation with death was enhanced by a rich culture of visual artifacts. In The Art of Death, Nigel Llewellyn explores the meanings behind an astonishing range of these artifacts, and describes the attitudes and practices which lay behind their production and use. Illustrated and explained in this book are an array of little-known objects and images such as death's head spoons, jewels and swords, mourning-rings and fans, wax effigies, church monuments, Dance of Death prints, funeral invitations and ephemera, as well as works by well-known artists, including Holbein, Hogarth and Blake.-from publisher
Postmodernism : style and subversion, 1970-1990( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The radical ideas associated with postmodernism swept through the arts in the 1970s, but have always been hard to summarise. This book presents the movement as not merely an aesthetic vocabulary, but also as a subversive attitude - a new way of looking at the world
Karl Friedrich Schinkel : a universal man by Michael Snodin( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International arts and crafts( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study traces the complexity of the Arts and Crafts Movement through the decades and across the globe. Written by experts in each field, it interweaves the general with the particular: the overarching ideology and its various strands with the ways in which it manifested itself in different regions and cultural traditions. Lavishly illustrated, extensively researched and published to coincide with a major exhibition at the V&A in London, this book presents a compelling reassessment of the Arts and Crafts Movement, an invaluable visual record of an ever-popular era of design."--BOOK JACKET
Design & the decorative arts : Britain, 1500-1900 by Michael Snodin( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of design and the decorative arts in Britain over 400 from the Tudors to the reign of Queen Victoria. It is the story of a remarkable transformation that embraced the decorative arts in all their rich diversity, from furniture to fabrics and from prints to porcelain. In 1500, at the end of the Middle Ages, Britain played a peripheral role in the affairs of Europe. It was beautiful things created in the workshops of Venice and Florence, of Antwerp and Paris that were coveted throughout western Europe, not those made in London or Edinburgh. The range of high-design objects made in Britain was limited. British craftspeople lacked skills and there was heavy dependence on the expertise of foreigners. Four centuries later, in the reign of Queen Victoria, all this had changed. Britain had become the workshop of the world. Its queen ruled an empire that embraced a fifth of the earth's land surface and a quarter of its people. London was rivalled only by Paris as a focus for international interest in design and the decorative arts. By the nineteenth century, British design was widely admired and copied. Its products could be found right across the globe, from palaces and stately homes to the living rooms of ordinary people." "The book is divided into three sections, each dealing with a different stage in this great transformation: Tudor and Stuart, 1500-1714; Georgian, 1714-1837; Victorian, 1837-1901. These sections explore design and the decorative arts from a number of points of view. They examine style, the question of how things looked. They ask who led taste - who decided what was to be considered beautiful, fashionable and desirable. They look at how fashionable things - from household goods to clothing - were used in daily life. They ask what was new, examining new products and the impact of innovation on design. Together, the chapters provide a fascinating picture of four centuries that saw Britain's international artistic reputation transformed from one of relative obscurity to widespread acclaim." "Written by Michael Snodin and John Styles of the Victoria and Albert Museum, with additional contributions from other leading experts, the publication celebrates the opening of the Museum's new British Galleries 1500-1900. It draws on the V&A's unequalled resources for the study of design and the decorative arts. Nearly 1,000 colour illustrations are drawn principally from the Museum's world-renowned collections."--BOOK JACKET
Costume the journal of the Costume Society by The Costume Society( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streetstyle : from sidewalk to catwalk by Ted Polhemus( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at how the clothes of various subcultures, from bikers and hippies to punks and ravers, influence high fashion
The fashionable lady in the 19th century by Charles Harvard Gibbs-Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1969 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of musical instruments [in the] Victoria and Albert Museum by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden age of couture : Paris and London, 1947-57 by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Golden Age of Couture celebrates a momentous decade in fashion history that began with the launch of Christian Dior's famous New Look in 1947 and ended with his death in 1957. It was Dior himself who christened this era fashion's 'golden age', a period when haute couture thrived and Paris enjoyed renown worldwide for the luxurious creations of designers such as Cristobal Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain and Hubert de Givenchy. While never competing with Paris in terms of glamour, London also proved itself a burgeoning fashion capital, boasting Savile Row, the undisputed home of bespoke tailoring, and prominent couturiers such as Charles Creed, Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell, who dressed debutantes, aristocrats and the royal family."--Jacket
Carl and Karin Larsson : creators of the Swedish style by Carl Larsson( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the Larssons as designers and as creators of a remarkable domestic ideal. It sets them in their artistic and social context, using contemporary photographs and comparative pictures. At its heart are the remarkable Ett hem paintings and a series of color photographs showing the interiors at Sundborn and Karin's textiles
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controlled identityMuseum of Ornamental Art

controlled identityScience Museum (Great Britain)

controlled identitySouth Kensington Museum

Eikoku Vikutoria ando Arubāto Hakubutsukan

Great Britain. Victoria and Albert Museum

Londres (GB)

Muzeĭ Viktorii i Alʹberta

Muzeʼon Ṿiḳṭoryah-Alberṭ

Muzeum Wiktorii i Alberta.

National museum of art and design Londres

V & A

V & A (Museu)

V & A (Museum)

V & A (muzeum)

V and A


V&A Museum


Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum (London)

Victoria and Albert Museum.

Victoria and Albert Museum (London, England)

Victoria and Albert museum-National museum of art and design Londres

Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington

Victorian and Albert Museum

Viktoria und Albert Museum

Vikutoria Ando Arubato Bijutsukan

Vikutoria ando Arubāto Hakubutsukan

Музей Виктории и Альберта

ヴィクトリア アンド アルバート ビジュツカン

ビクトリア アンド アルバート博物館

英国ビクトリア アンド アルバート博物館

English (339)

French (3)

German (1)

William MorrisDress in detail from around the worldModernism : designing a new world, 1914-1939Photography, an independent art : photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1839-1996ShoesBagsPugin : a Gothic passionThe art of death : visual culture in the English death ritual, c. 1500-c. 1800