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Study Room resource: Botanical illustration

Prints and drawings, including fashion illustrations, architectural drawings, design drawings, watercolours, posters and much more, not on display in the galleries, can be seen in the Prints, Drawings and RIBA Architecture Study Rooms. To make it easier for teachers and lecturers to access the most popular material with groups, we have developed themed resources which contain original prints and drawings.

These Study Room resources provide a little information about the art of botanical drawing from the 15th century to the present day. A more comprehensive companion is a book entitled Picturing Plants, written by V&A Curator Gill Saunders and available in the Museum Shop.

Basil Besler, page from the book ‘Hortus Eystettensis’
Joseph Constantine Stadler after Peter Charles Henderson, Carrion Plant

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Yayoi Kusama (Hardback)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrated by Yayoi Kusama (Hardback)

Since childhood, Kusama has been afflicted with a condition that makes her see spots, which means she sees the world in a surreal, almost hallucinogen…

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The Museum of Savage Beauty

The Museum of Savage Beauty interactive web feature explores the hidden stories and craftsmanship behind some of the most remarkable objects made by Alexander McQueen and his creative collaborators. Here the designer's iconic pieces are placed alongside historical objects from the V&A’s collections, which represent some of the many design traditions that inspired him.

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Event - Samsung Digital Classroom: Digital Illustration

Sat 05 December 2015 10:30–16:00

YOUNG PEOPLE'S EVENT: Discover digital illustration and collage techniques and see how illustration can be used in literature, advertising and editorials.

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