The design book of Filippo Orsoni

These pages come from an album of drawings in pen, ink and wash with yellow watercolour. The album contains 306 pages of designs for armour and weapons. These designs were the work of a little-known painter called Filippo Orsoni, from Mantua in northern Italy. One of the pages is dated 1554. Orsoni may have wanted the designs to be published as many are annotated with self-promoting captions that openly tout for business.

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The Fashion Designer's Doodle Sketch Book

The Fashion Designer's Doodle Sketch Book

Get creative! A must-have for all fashionistas. Find out how designers get their ideas, the tips and tricks of the trade. This fabulous design and doo…

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Event - Art and Design 1900-2014 13/14

Mon 16 September 2013–Mon 14 July 2014

YEAR COURSE: Explore the great design movements, practice and practitioners associated with the twentieth centuries and discover the background to their genesis in the events that began around the year 1900.

Mondays, 16 September 2013 - 16 July 2014 (over 3 terms), 11.00-15.30

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