Tuesday, August 17, 2010

An Archive of Pattern - Victoria and Albert Museum's Book II

Hello Lovelies,

The Victoria and Albert Museum has recently released their second book of images from their vast and stunning textiles and patterns archives... as I have a deep love of gorgeous fabric and fabulous wall paper I thought I would share some of my favorite images with you! You can purchase the book both parts I and II from the Victoria and Albert Museum website.

The Iolanthe, Wallpaper 1897

Cactus, Wallpaper 1887-1900

Memphis, Wallpaper 1887-1900

Map of Paris, Dress Fabric 1927 - I think it would absolutely fab to have a section of this fabric mounted and framed!

Matelot, Dress Fabric 1934

From Plans, Elevations, Sections and Details of the Alhambra, Plate 29, Lithograph 1845 - I found this lithograph to be very 50's -60's ish, and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was from a century before that!

Wallpaper, 1860

Overall, there are so many fabulous patterns in this book, and I was really amazed at how many of them felt so relevant to our time... it's a good reminder, that great design never goes out of style!

1 comment:

Practically Perfect... said...

Love it! Thank you for sharing!

I hope everything is OK with school. I've been such a bad blogger lately and not keeping up-to-date, so I hope that you're surviving!