Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays


Author: Roisin Inglesby (Assistant Curator of Designs)
As every bibliophile knows, the main problem with books is how quickly they take up space. It starts off harmlessly enough, and then before you know it a casual second-hand buying habit quickly escalates into an in-house version of Matej Krén's book installation art, in which books start to become the buildings they inhabit. One 'essential' purchase leads to another, until suddenly...