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Victoria and Albert Museum

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Works: 10,261 works in 21,497 publications in 5 languages and 208,695 library holdings
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Classifications: N1150, 709.034907442134
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American art, 1750-1800 : towards independence by Charles F Montgomery( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art deco 1910-1939 by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

14 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the Art Deco period that covers the 1925 Paris exhibition that was its launching pad; the style's sources, iconography, and spread around the world; and its expression in such areas as architecture, fashion, ceramics, typography, and consumer products; and includes 450 illustrations
Design in America : the Cranbrook vision, 1925-1950 by Robert Judson Clark( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exhibition catalog documents the emergence of modern American design in the second quarter of the 20th century. Cranbrook was one of the few institutions in the United States that offered instruction in design during the 1920s and 30s and its influence on architecture, interior design, art and crafts after World War II was crucial and extensive. The exhibition includes over 200 objects and photo-panels and surveys the history of the Cranbrook facility, as well as the achievements of the teachers and students. Presenting the history of the Cranbrook community, it covers Eliel Saarinen's contribution to architecture and urban design, interior design and furniture, metalwork and bookbinding, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and painting. ISBN 0-89558-097-7 (pbk.); ISBN 0-87099-341-0 (pbk.) : $45.00 (For use only in the library)
William Morris by William Morris( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism : designing a new world, 1914-1939 by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book to explore Modernism from a truly international perspective, Modernism: designing a new world offers a reassessment of the concept and reveals the fundamental ways in which it has shaped our world and its visual culture. Modernism flourished between 1914 and 1939, and became a key point of reference for 20th-century architecture, art, and design. This important, lavishly illustrated book demonstrates the movement's continued influence, on everything from the chairs we sit on to the buildings we occupy. The range of objects illustrated-including the fine arts as well as architecture, furniture, manufactured products, film, and graphic design-reflect the period's emphasis on the unity of the arts. Key artists and designers include Mondrian, Le Corbusier, Bourke-White, Eisenstein, and Breuer, along with lesser-known figures from around the globe
Surreal things : Surrealism and design by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

20 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrealism, one of the influential movements of the 20th century, had a profound impact on all forms of culture. Containing over 350 illustrations, this book examines its impact in the wider fields of design and the decorative arts and its sometimes uneasy relationship with the commercial world
Conservation : principles, dilemmas and uncomfortable truths by Alison Lee Bracker( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2020 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Conservation: Principles, Dilemmas, and Uncomfortable Truths' presents multi-perspective critical analyses of the ethics and principles that guide the conservation of works of art and design, archaeological artefacts, buildings, monuments, and heritage sites on behalf of society. Contributors from the fields of philosophy, sociology, history, art and design history, museology, conservation, architecture, and planning and public policy address a wide range of conservation principles, practices, and theories from the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, encouraging the reader to make comparisons across subjects and disciplines. By wrestling with and offering ways of disentangling the ethical dilemmas confronting those who maintain and sustain cultural heritage for today and tomorrow, 'Conservation: Principles, Dilemmas, and Uncomfortable Truths' provides an essential reference text for conservation professionals, museum and heritage professionals, art and cultural historians, lecturers and students, and all others invested in cultural heritage theories and practices. -- Publisher
Postmodernism : style and subversion, 1970-1990 by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The radical ideas associated with postmodernism swept through the arts in the 1970s, but have always been hard to summarise. This book presents the movement as not merely an aesthetic vocabulary, but also as a subversive attitude - a new way of looking at the world
The art of death : visual culture in the English death ritual, c. 1500-c. 1800 by Nigel Llewellyn( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did our ancestors die? Whereas in our own day the subject of death is usually avoided, in pre-Industrial England the rituals and processes of death were present and immediate. People not only surrounded themselves with memento mori, they also sought to keep alive memories of those who had gone before. This continual confrontation with death was enhanced by a rich culture of visual artifacts. In The Art of Death, Nigel Llewellyn explores the meanings behind an astonishing range of these artifacts, and describes the attitudes and practices which lay behind their production and use. Illustrated and explained in this book are an array of little-known objects and images such as death's head spoons, jewels and swords, mourning-rings and fans, wax effigies, church monuments, Dance of Death prints, funeral invitations and ephemera, as well as works by well-known artists, including Holbein, Hogarth and Blake.-from publisher
Pugin : a Gothic passion by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the early 19th century the Gothic Revival was becoming the most important style in Britain and was influencing public taste all over the world. This book is about the man who was a forerunner in this revival, the designer Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, his life and his achievements
A guide to early photographic processes by Brian Coe( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met voorbeelden toegelicht overzicht van de fotografische werkwijzen tussen 1840-1914
Photography, an independent art : photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum 1839-1996 by Mark Haworth-Booth( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In providing a comprehensive introduction to this particular collection, the author also provides "a general history of photography from its beginnings as a scientific curiosity, through its international commercialization, to its coming of age as an art form in its own right."--Jacket
Chinese art by Stephen W Bushell( Book )

62 editions published between 1905 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book covers Chinese architecture, sculpture, bronze and porcelain; and offers a panorama of Chinese arts and civilization until 1911
Karl Friedrich Schinkel : a universal man by Karl Friedrich Schinkel( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of this German architect's career and achievements, including his paintings, theatre sets and panoramas as well as his architecture and design. The book serves as a catalogue for an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from 31st July to 27th October 1991
Looking at European sculpture : a guide to technical terms by Jane Bassett( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers definitions of the techniques, processes, and materials used in the production of postclassical European sculpture. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer are presented in an easily portable format." "With numerous illustrations drawn from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum - most of them in color - this volume will be indispensable to all readers wishing to increase their enjoyment and understanding of European sculpture."--Jacket
Shoes by Lucy Pratt( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From very long pointed toes in the Middle Ages to exotic creations of the 1990s, the story of footwear is a lively and evocative reflection of styles, fashions and moments in history. In Henry VIII's time, for example, exaggerated shapes and wide toes mirrored the aggressive social climate, while engravings of Queen Victoria showed impossibly narrow slippers in pursuit of nineteenth-century ideals of daintiness." "Engravings, paintings and advertisements help to tell the story, and the specially commissioned photography reveals the glorious colours and styles in stunning detail."--Jacket
Design & the decorative arts : Britain, 1500-1900 by Michael Snodin( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of design and the decorative arts in Britain over 400 from the Tudors to the reign of Queen Victoria. It is the story of a remarkable transformation that embraced the decorative arts in all their rich diversity, from furniture to fabrics and from prints to porcelain. In 1500, at the end of the Middle Ages, Britain played a peripheral role in the affairs of Europe. It was beautiful things created in the workshops of Venice and Florence, of Antwerp and Paris that were coveted throughout western Europe, not those made in London or Edinburgh. The range of high-design objects made in Britain was limited. British craftspeople lacked skills and there was heavy dependence on the expertise of foreigners. Four centuries later, in the reign of Queen Victoria, all this had changed. Britain had become the workshop of the world. Its queen ruled an empire that embraced a fifth of the earth's land surface and a quarter of its people. London was rivalled only by Paris as a focus for international interest in design and the decorative arts. By the nineteenth century, British design was widely admired and copied. Its products could be found right across the globe, from palaces and stately homes to the living rooms of ordinary people." "The book is divided into three sections, each dealing with a different stage in this great transformation: Tudor and Stuart, 1500-1714; Georgian, 1714-1837; Victorian, 1837-1901. These sections explore design and the decorative arts from a number of points of view. They examine style, the question of how things looked. They ask who led taste - who decided what was to be considered beautiful, fashionable and desirable. They look at how fashionable things - from household goods to clothing - were used in daily life. They ask what was new, examining new products and the impact of innovation on design. Together, the chapters provide a fascinating picture of four centuries that saw Britain's international artistic reputation transformed from one of relative obscurity to widespread acclaim." "Written by Michael Snodin and John Styles of the Victoria and Albert Museum, with additional contributions from other leading experts, the publication celebrates the opening of the Museum's new British Galleries 1500-1900. It draws on the V & A's unequalled resources for the study of design and the decorative arts. Nearly 1,000 colour illustrations are drawn principally from the Museum's world-renowned collections."--Jacket
Earth and fire : Italian terracotta sculpture from Donatello to Canova by Bruce Boucher( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International arts and crafts by Karen Livingstone( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study traces the complexity of the Arts and Crafts Movement through the decades and across the globe. Written by experts in each field, it interweaves the general with the particular: the overarching ideology and its various strands with the ways in which it manifested itself in different regions and cultural traditions. Lavishly illustrated, extensively researched and published to coincide with a major exhibition at the V & A in London, this book presents a compelling reassessment of the Arts and Crafts Movement, an invaluable visual record of an ever-popular era of design."--Jacket
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Golden age of British photography, 1839-1900 : photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, with selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, the Royal Photographic Society, Bath, Science Museum, London, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
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William MorrisThe Golden age of British photography, 1839-1900 : photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, with selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, the Royal Photographic Society, Bath, Science Museum, London, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, EdinburghModernism : designing a new world, 1914-1939Surreal things : Surrealism and designConservation : principles, dilemmas and uncomfortable truthsPostmodernism : style and subversion, 1970-1990The art of death : visual culture in the English death ritual, c. 1500-c. 1800Pugin : a Gothic passion
Alternative Names

controlled identityMuseum of Ornamental Art

controlled identityScience Museum (Great Britain)

controlled identitySouth Kensington Museum

Asalay n Vectoria d Albert

Bảo tàng Victoria và Albert

Byculla Bombay Collection

Eikoku Vikutoria ando Arubāto Hakubutsukan

Great Britain Victoria and Albert Museum

London Museum of Ornamental Art

London South Kensington Museum

London Victoria and Albert Museum

Londres (GB)

Músaem Victoria agus Albert

Museo de Victoria y Alberto

Muséu de Victoria y Alberto

Museum of Manufactures

Museum of Ornamental Art (London)

Museum Victoria dan Albert

Muzeĭ Viktorii i Alʹberta

Muzej Viktorije i Alberta

Muzeo Viktoria kaj Alberto

Muzeʾon Ṿiḳṭoryah-Alberṭ

Muzeum Wiktorii i Alberta.

Muzeum Wiktorii i Alberta w Londynie

National museum of art and design

National museum of art and design Londres

Rūpniecības izstrādājumu muzejs

South Kensington Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum‏

V & A

V & A London

V & A (Museu)

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Victoria and Albert Museum (London)

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Victoria and Albert Museum (Londyn)

Victoria and Albert museum-National museum of art and design

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Victoria and Albert Museum South Kensington

Victoria ja Alberti muuseum

Victoria ve Albert Müzesi

Victoria&Albert Museum

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Viktoria und Albert Museum

Viktorijas un Alberta muzejs

Viktorijos ir Alberto muziejus

Viktoriya və Albert muzeyi

Vikutoria Ando Arubato Bijutsukan

Vikutoria ando Arubāto Hakubutsukan

Μουσείο Victoria and Albert

Μουσείο Βικτωρίας και Αλβέρτου

Виктория и Албърт

Виктория һәм Альберт Музее

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מוזיאון ויקטוריה ואלברט

متحف فكتوريا وألبرت

موزه ویکتوریا و آلبرت

وکٹوریہ اور البرٹ میوزیم

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ویکتوریا و آلبرت موزه

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