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In praise of ibid.

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The third guest post by graduating V&A/RCA History of Design students sees Joanne Pilcher put a fresh spin on the meaning of ‘ibid’. ‘ibid.: In the same source (used to save space in textual references to a quoted work which has been mentioned in a previous reference). Abbreviation of Latin ibidem ‘in the same place’.’ […]

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V&A/RCA History of Design Joins the Dots at ShowRCA

V&A/RCA History of Design at ShowRCA. Photo: Zara Arshad, 2015

In the second guest post by graduating V&A/RCA History of Design students, Chloe Frechette and Zara Arshad take us behind the scenes in a sneak preview of what’s on display at ShowRCA, which opens to the public today. For the past week, V&A/RCA History of Design students have created networks, combining key concepts and bright […]

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Showing Ourselves Up: History of Design at ShowRCA 2015

Planning the Show Network

In the first of a series of posts by graduating V&A/RCA History of Design students, Georgia Newmarch introduces the Class of 2015. Up on the fifth floor is the V&A’s best-kept secret: students from the V&A/RCA History of Design course hard at work in their course library. This collection, unknown to most of the museum’s […]

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V&A/RCA History of Design Open Day – Wednesday 1 July

V&A/RCA History of Design course library. Photographer: Richard Haughton

See this picture of the V&A/RCA History of Design course library at the museum? This space used to be the Royal College of Art’s drawing studio, but is now home to MA, MPhil and PhD students working on the widest range of histories through design and material culture, and histories of design. (This year student […]

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V&A/RCA History of Design gets ready for ShowRCA 2015

Show 2015 Graphic Identity, Giulia Garbin and Jack Llewellyn

As we enter the supposedly slack time of midsummer, do spare a thought for second-year students on the V&A/RCA History of Design MA. Not only did they hand in 30,000-word dissertations at the beginning of May and survive final examinations last week, but now they’re gearing up to be part of Show 2015 at the […]

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Ian Fleming : Bibliophile

Photograph of Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming died fifty years ago on 12 August 1964, succumbing at the age of 56 to what he termed the ‘Iron Crab’ of heart disease, after a life spent with the same intensity as his enduring hero James Bond. The character shares most of his creator’s enthusiasms – cocktails, casinos, the Caribbean, scrambled eggs, […]

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Beyond natural beauty, bounty and national boundaries: actualising the debate on the “Brazilian Contemporary” in art, architecture and design

Plan for the Horticultural Society for the 1862 International Exhibition, 52:227. Victoria and Albert Museu, London

By Livia Rezende, Tutor in History of Design, Victoria and Albert Museum / Royal College of Art   Brazilians have been coming to South Kensington to show and debate art and design since at least 1862. For the International Exhibition taking place that year at the Royal Horticultural Society (today the Natural History and the […]

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