The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with a vast collection that been an unparalleled resource for designers for 150 years.
This new series of pattern books presents the range of the V&A's superb collections. Beautifully designed, accessible, and informative, these little books are a repository of ideas and inspiration for designers of all kinds. Included in each volume is a CD of all the images shown within - to be redrawn, reworked, or even licensed for further use.
The books are available individually or in a beautiful decorative slipcase. The Fifties The Fifties produced some of the most inventive and innovative twentieth-century pattern designs as the emerging trend for abstraction in the fine arts - as exemplified by Miro, Calder, and Klee, for instance - acted as a stimulus for many European and American designers.
From designer silk squares to chunky homemade knits, this guide is filled with inspired ways to style your scarves. Inside you'll find:
The unprecedented growth of cities and towns around the world, coupled with the unknown effects of global change, has created an urgent need to increase ecological understanding of human settlements, in order to develop inhabitable, sustainable cities and towns in the future. Although there is a wealth of knowledge regarding the understanding of human organisation and behaviour, there is comparably little information available regarding the ecology of cities and towns. This book brings together leading scientists, landscape designers and planners from developed and developing countries around the world, to explore how urban ecological research has been undertaken to date, what has been learnt, where there are gaps in knowledge, and what the future challenges and opportunities are.
This comprehensively updated new edition to the bestselling Port Designer's Handbook, gives essential guidance and recommendations for the layout, design and construction of modern port structures for practising port and harbour consulting engineers and contractors involved in the layout, design and construction of berth and harbour structures.
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