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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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Digital Textile Design (Paperback)

Digital Textile Design (Paperback)

Digital Textile Design, Second Edition covers everything students and practitioners of textile design will need to learn about designing and printing …

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International Training Course

The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

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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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