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Design Styles

Design Styles

The V&A's collections cover a vast number of design styles, from the Romanesque art and architecture of the Middle Ages, to the 20th century's radical Postmodernism. Explore the trends, themes and revolutions in design over the centuries.

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British Asian Style: Fashion and Textiles

British Asian Style: Fashion and Textiles

South Asian textiles have shaped British fashion and dress for centuries, from the fashionable chintzes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, t…

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The Museum of Savage Beauty

The Museum of Savage Beauty interactive web feature explores the hidden stories and craftsmanship behind some of the most remarkable objects made by Alexander McQueen and his creative collaborators. Here the designer's iconic pieces are placed alongside historical objects from the V&A’s collections, which represent some of the many design traditions that inspired him.

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Event - Victorian Art and Design: Pugin, Pre-Raphaelites and the Arts and Crafts

Mon 01 February 2016–Mon 14 March 2016

8 WEEK SHORT COURSE: Explore the world’s greatest collection of Victorian art and design and gain a unique insight into the rich and complex history of the period. This course will show how industrialisation, scientific developments and radical shifts in social and religious mores impacted on every aspect of Victorian life and the arts.

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