The V&A Sourcebook of Pattern & Ornament

A richly illustrated sourcebook of two-dimensional pattern and three-dimensional ornamentation, for designers everywhere and anyone interested in visual culture.
This richly illustrated, easy-to-navigate sourcebook of surface pattern and three-dimensional ornamentation presents more than one thousand historic and contemporary examples from around the world, each one succinctly identified and explained. Arranged thematically, it is unique among pattern books, as it includes examples not only of surface pattern but also three-dimensional ornamentation and embellishment, from Japanese kimono and William Morris fabrics to Chinese porcelain and contemporary furniture.

Creatives working today are as fascinated and inspired by pattern and ornament as they have always been and this expertly compiled selection will appeal to designers, artists, and illustrators from all disciplines as well as anyone interested in visual and material culture.

Title: The V&A Sourcebook of Pattern & Ornament
Author: Amelia Calver
Publisher: Thames and Hudson 
Theme: Decorative arts, fashion
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 27 x 23 cm
Language: English
Release date: November 2021 
ISBN: 9780500480724