Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The 18th century saw the rise of a number of highly influential interior designers and architects such as William Kent, James ‘Athenian’ Stuart, Robert Adam and Horace Walpole. A number of rooms from 18th-century houses have been reconstructed in the V&A’s British Galleries.

Strawberry Thief Free iPad Game

Strawberry Thief by BAFTA award wining games designer Sophia George is a playful celebration of the work of Victorian designer William Morris. Uncover the famous Arts and Crafts design by drawing on your screen with your finger and watch your iPad transform from blank paper to an animated masterpiece.

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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain (Hardback)

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain (Hardback)

The most versatile British designer of the 18th century, William Kent (1685–1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope o…

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Event - The Classical World and Classical Revivals

Tue 13 January 2015–Tue 03 March 2015

10 WEEK COURSE: The civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome have provided a seemingly inexhaustible source of inspiration for European art, design and architecture from the 15th-century right up to the present day. This course celebrates the opening of the V&A’s outstanding new galleries – Europe 1600-1800 – by exploring the key elements of Classicism, and their re-interpretation and revival in later times.

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