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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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Design and the Decorative Arts: Georgian Britain 1714-1837

Design and the Decorative Arts: Georgian Britain 1714-1837

Lavishly illustrated and unmatched in its coverage, this book explores design and the decorative arts from a number of points of view. It examines sty…

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Event - V&A Illustration Awards 2015

Fri 22 May 2015–Sun 02 August 2015

DISPLAY: The V&A Illustration Awards are held annually to recognise and celebrate the most outstanding works of book, editorial and student illustration in the UK.

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