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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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Footwear Design (Paperback)

Footwear Design (Paperback)

Footwear design has become the new dream career, and this book is the first guide to show the key skills and tips behind the trade, for both budding d…

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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Event - V&A Book Group - The Potter's Hand

Fri 11 December 2015 18:30–20:00

EVENING EVENT: Join us as we discuss AN Wilson’s fictional historical tale exploring the lives and loves of the Wedgwood family as they embark on the creation of the epic thousand piece Frog Service for Catherine the Great.

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