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V&A Pattern: Novelty Patterns


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'Beautiful and practical, the booksare visual summaries of the most sumptuous parts of the V&A collections' - Royal Academy Magazine

This attractive series reveals the V&A's spectacular and extensive pattern collections. Each title in the series includes a free CD of high resolution images.

Novelty Patterns showcases that innovative and fanciful decoration employed for lightweight fabrics made between the early 1920s and the late 1940s.
Novelty Patterns is also available in a collectors' slipcase edition with Owen Jones, Kimono, and Garden Florals.


Valerie Mendes




13.97cm x 1.27cm x 19.05cm



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About the author

Valerie D. Mendes

Valerie D. Mendes is a fashion and textiles historian who became Chief Curator of the former Textiles and Dress Department at the V&A. She has curated numerous exhibitions and published widely on twentieth century dress and textiles.