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Furnishing Textiles in the Archive of Art & Design

In the 20th century Britain produced distinctive and popular textile designs. The collections of the Archive of Art and Design allow us to see a wide variety of fabrics that were being sold in popular stores, and the research and ideas of the individual designers.

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Textiles in the Archive of Art & Design

The Archive of Art and Design's holdings for Fashion Textiles demonstrate a number of different facets of the creative process, from the design of textiles to their production and promotion to costume research. There is also an extensive collection of sewing and knitting patterns.

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James Leman's textile design album

The album contains ninety-seven designs for woven silk, painted in watercolour. Most date from 1706-1716, but a few are from about 1730. They are bound with two anonymous designs from around 1840.

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Wallpaper design reform

Pugin's principle of historical authenticity in the design of ornament, and his belief that only flat patterns should adorn flat surfaces, became the fundamental tenets of the design reform movement. In the 1850s these ideas were promoted through the Government's Schools of Design in South Kensington, and by several individuals connected with them: the painter Richard Redgrave, Principal of the School; Sir Henry Cole, a civil servant, and later the V&A's first Director; and Owen ...

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1960s Textile Designers

Textile designers from the 1960s with a brief history, background and information on each.

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Designing Stage Costumes

A much-repeated cliché is that theatre costumes are badly made, tawdry, unfinished and don’t bear close inspection. Yet only in close-up can the inventiveness and resourcefulness of designer and maker be really appreciated.

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Interior Design in the Archive of Art & Design

The interior designers represented in the Archive of Art and Design illustrate over 200 years of influence on the buildings we live and work in, and how we decorate them. Their notebooks, correspondence and ledgers are a rich source of information, as are the photographs which record their completed works. From one end of the chronological scale, the AAD holds the archive of the Crace firm of designer-decorators, who worked through the Georgian and Victorian ...

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Teachers' resource: Exploring plant-based design through the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art

This resource provides an introduction to a very popular and important element of Islamic art: plant-based design motifs.

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Using museums to engage young people in design

How can museums work in partnership with schools, community groups and the creative industries to enhance young people’s design education?

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Design for Life V&A projects

Find out about Design for Life projects run at the V&A with both school and community groups.

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Design for Life resources

Downloadable resources to do your own Design for Life project

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Design for Life partners

Design for Life was led by the V&A working in collaboration with the six core partners including the charity Action for Children and ten associate partner museums

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Dialogues between past and present: Historic garments as source material for contemporary fashion design

This article explores London fashion designers' use of historic garments for research and inspiration for their collections. Examples of work by graduates from the Royal College of Art, two established designers and an interview with Professor Wendy Dagworthy, Head of Fashion at the RCA demonstrate how historical research helps to build fashion collections redolent of meaning and narrative.

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Biographies of Modernist Designers

Read the biographies of some of the key Modernist designers.

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20th-century designers (USA-based) reading list

Recommended reading list about 20th century designers based in the USA.

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