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Architects and Their Sketchbooks

Drawing in a sketchbook, said Le Corbusier, teaches 'first to look, and then to observe and finally perhaps to discover … and it is then that inspiration might come'.

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Architects’ Sketchbooks: Resource Guide

This guide explains where to find architects' sketchbooks across the collections of the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership. It also gives some description of the kind of sketchbooks you can find.

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A Sketchbook by John Constable

Constable filled his pocket sketchbooks with figures and scenery, many of which reappear in his paintings.

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Video: Horst's Sketchbook

Discover the drawings and preparatory sketches behind many of Horst's still life photographs and trompe l’oeil studies.

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Architectural Design

In partnership with RIBA, the V&A holds a large collection of two- and three-dimensional architectural designs. These sketchbooks and models provide an insight into centuries of architectural innovation.

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An Object Media Enigma

One of the most interesting aspects of working with albums, and by this I refer to any blank book with objects adhered to the leaves, is the diversity of material to be found within them. However, nothing was to prepare me for the extraordinary prints I came across in an album from the National Art Library collection - engravings printed in gold on coloured gelatine.

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John Constable

Constable was born in 1776 at East Bergholt. He began his professional career as a student at the Royal Academy Schools. Following the fashion for painting mountainous, Romantic scenery, he spent some time in Derbyshire and the Lake District, but it was only on his return to the quieter, less spectacular countryside of his native Suffolk that he developed his personal style. The V&A's collections include hundreds of works by Constable, including paintings, drawings and ...

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Teachers' resource: Explore skylines through the V&A and RIBA Architecture collections

50% of the world's population currently live in cities; urban design and architecture impact on both the look of cities and also the quality of life within cities. This resource focuses on city skylines and explores how individual buildings combine to create an important aspect of a city's visual identity: its skyline.

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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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Teachers' resource: Explore design processes through the V&A and RIBA Architecture collections

This resource explains the design processes used in architecture and shows how they can inspire and facilitate other design projects. It draws on the V&A collections and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) archive of architectural drawings, manuscripts and models.

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Architecture in the Archive of Art & Design

The architecture collection in the Archive of Art and Design demonstrates a broad spectrum of styles, influences and interests amongst the architects it represents. For example, architect and president of the Royal Academy of Arts 1954, Alfred Edward Richardson, held a deep interest in the 18th century. This is represented in his archive which consists of many glass lantern slides depicting furniture, interiors and exteriors of buildings which mainly concentrate on the 18th century.

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Book in a jar

Gradually, this bookwork is undergoing a total physical change and turning into something new. It is one in a series of works in jars that Hall produced during the same period that focussed on the concept of containment and imprisonment.

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In Conversation: Dorothy Hogg, Artist in Residence

I peer through the doors of the sparkling new residency studio in the V&A’s Sackler Centre for arts education, where artist Dorothy Hogg is working...

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Teachers' resource: Jainism and art & design

This Key Stage 3 resource has been developed to support art and design teaching and learning on Jainism both at school and at the V&A. It aims to introduce students to the central beliefs of Jain doctrine through a study of religious objects.

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Teachers' resource: Explore pattern through the V&A and RIBA Architecture collections

This resource provides an innovative approach to teaching pattern and design.

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