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V&A Publishing July –December 2019 Cars: Accelerating the Modern World Tim Walker: Wonderful Things The Lives of the Objects Japanese Netsuke Fashion Perspectives E-books V&A Design Notebooks

V&A South Kensington Exhibition and Display Programme

V&A Touring Exhibition Programme

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams 2 February– 1 September 2019

Frida Kahlo Brooklyn Museum, New York 8 February– 12 May 2019

Mary Quant 6 April 2019 – 16 February 2020 Food: Bigger than the Plate 18 May– 20 October 2019 Tim Walker: Wonderful Things 21 September 2019 – 8 March 2020 Cars: Accelerating the Modern World 23 November2019 – 19 April 2020

The Future Starts Here ArkDes, Stockholm 22 March– 1 August 2019 Fashioned from Nature Natural History Museum, Copenhagen 18 April– 1 September 2019 Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt V&A Dundee 20 April– 9 September 2019 You Say You Want a Revolution?: Records and Rebels 1966–70 Melbourne Museum, Melbourne 25 April– 25 August 2019 Opera: Passion, Power and Politics Caixa Forum, Madrid 25 April– 4 August 2019 Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic Abeno Harukas Museum, Osaka 27 April– 30 June 2019 Fabric of India The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota 7 July– 13 October 2019 Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo 17 August– 10 November 2019

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V&A Publishing July–December 2019 Contents Cars: Accelerating the Modern World


Tim Walker: Wonderful Things


The Lives of the Objects


Japanese Netsuke


Fashion Perspectives E-books


V&A Notebooks


V&A Backlist




Hardback Paperback E-book VAT included



A world without cars would be unrecognizable. They have altered the shape of our cities, transformed our nations and landscapes, revolutionized the way we make and buy things, and profoundly influenced our relationship with speed itself.

Cars: Accelerating the Modern World Brendan Cormier and Elizabeth Bisley, eds NEW: October £30 Flexibound ISBN 9781851779673

Presenting the car as the driving force that accelerated the twentieth century, this book considers topics such as the Ford Model T and the legacy of mass production; the GM LaSalle and the birth of style and obsolescence; the original Volkswagen and the expression of national identity; the GM Firebird and the desire for frictionless movement. It takes an in-depth look at the history of the automobile and its impact, to better understand where we might want to go in the future.

250 × 200 mm, 244 pp 150 col and b/w BIC: AK DESIGN ISBN 978-1-85177-967-3

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Published to accompany the V&A’s exhibition Cars: Accelerating the Modern World (23 November 2019 – 19 April 2020)

Brendan Cormier is Senior Curator in the Design, Architecture and Digital Department at the V&A. Elizabeth Bisley is a design curator and writer.


Highland Park process: raw materials were brought into the lowest level of the five-storey building, and the car was constructed and assembled as it moved up to the top. In a particularly thrilling twist on Ford’s spectacle of assembly, finished cars drove – like magic – out of the factory and straight onto a test track on the Lingotto roof. Alongside the eager adoption of Ford’s processes by industry, the company’s mass-production system also had a wider ideological influence. Throughout the 1920s and ’30s the principle of standardized mass production – deeply embedded in the figure of Ford – came to be identified as one of the chief building blocks in the creation of a new world. One direct example of this can be found in a 1924 letter to Henry Ford from the former President of the Republic of China, Dr Sun Yat-sen. Stating that he was ‘of the view that China may be the cause of the next World War if she remains economically undeveloped’, Sun saw the establishment of Ford factories in China as a way of avoiding this fate.²⁰


Throughout the twentieth century the car figured prominently in the imagery of science fiction. To look through these images is to understand how we have collectively fantasized about the future of mobility for more than 100 years. One common motif across all these images is that technology – primarily in the form of a car – will bring us a new way of getting around: one that is fast, frictionless and free, without a traffic jam in sight. From steampunk fantasies to afrofuturism, Hollywood blockbusters to concept-car extravaganzas, speed has figured at the heart of our mobile dreams.

↙ 45. A view of the test track on top of the Fiat Lingotto factory in Turin. Raw materials were delivered to the ground floor with the assembly line going up through the building. The finished cars would then emerge at rooftop level and drive onto the track. → 46. The first Ford Model A leaving the assembly line at the Gorky Automobile Plant (GAZ) USSR, 1929. This factory was built as a result of a collaboration between the Soviet Union and Ford to create an assembly plant to produce the Model A.

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1. Concept art by Patricia Garcia imagining the streets of New York for Luc Besson’s Fifth Element. New York is redrawn as a series of elevated walkways and train tracks with flying taxis and hovering past food drive-ins. ↙ 2. Harley J. Earl with racing driver Mauri Rose, testing General Motors’ concept car, the Firebird XP-21 on the track in Pheonix, Arizona. The Firebird 1 featured a gas turbo powered engine and a bubbletop single seat cockpit.

Expressing a similar belief in the power of standardized production to enact social and political reform, Ford’s methods were also championed in Soviet Russia as part of post-revolutionary plans for a socialist, industrialized society. Under Stalin’s first Five-Year Plan, an agreement was reached with the Ford Motor Company in 1928 to build a factory (designed by Albert Kahn) for the construction of Fordson tractors.²¹ In 1929 the Soviet Union signed another agreement to build an assembly plant for the Ford Model A. Delegations of engineers and factory workers travelled to Stalingrad to help with the start of operations, training the Soviets in the processes of assembly-line production. The Nizhni Novgorod plant, intended as a Soviet Detroit, began full production of the Model A in 1932, using equipment shipped from River Rouge.²²

→ 3. An illustration by Walter

Molino imagining the transport of the future in which commuters travel in selfcontained pods. Published in La Domenica Del Corriere, 16 December 1962.








Model: Radhika Nair / Fashion: Halpern, Earrings: Dolce & Gabbana / Wyke Manor, Pershore, Worcestershire, 2018 / Š Tim Walker, 2018


A journey through the unique creative mind of one of the world’s leading photographers, this book includes over 100 new photographs by Tim Walker, inspired by the V&A’s enormous and eclectic collection, from Renaissance stained glass to an Alexander McQueen gown. Known for creating fantastical, elaborately staged images, Walker collaborates with set designers, stylists, hair and make-up artists, models and muses to bring his imagination to life. This publication celebrates these myriad creative talents and records Walker’s unique processes, from his detailed research in the labyrinth of stores and galleries at the V&A South Kensington and V&A Museum of Childhood, preparatory sketches and behind-the-scenes photographs, to spectacular final pictures.

Tim Walker: Wonderful Things Tim Walker and Susanna Brown, eds NEW: September £30 HB ISBN 9781851779710 270 × 216 mm, 192 pp 200 illustrations BIC: AJB PHOTOGRAPHY ISBN 978-1-85177-971-0

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Tim Walker has photographed for British, Italian and American editions of Vogue, as well as W Magazine and LOVE Magazine. Published to accompany the V&A’s exhibition Tim Walker: Wonderful Things (21 September 2019 – 8 March 2020)

Susanna Brown is Curator of Photographs in the Word and Image Department at the V&A.

LiL’ Dragon Models: Ling Ling and Xie Chaoyu / Set Designer: Shona Heath / Set Design Assistants: Fran O’Brien, Salwa McGil and Isabel Forbes / Stylist: Zoe Bedeaux / Stylist Assistants: Aisha Nova and Georgia Thompson / Hair Stylist: Malcolm Edwards / Hair Assistants: Lewis Stanford and Sophie Anderson / Makeup Artist: Isshehungry / Lighting Director: David Gilbey / Photo Assistants: Sarah Lloyd, Tony Ivanov and Olivier Barjolle / Producer: Jeff Delich / Production Assistants: Charlotte Garner, Alyce Burton, Jesse Maple and Charlotte Norman

Snuffbox France, about 1745 Chased gold, lacquer. Inlaid hardstones, burgau shell and gold, 7.6 × 5.6 × 3.7 cm V&A: LOAN:GILBERT.1039–2008






The Lives of the Objects Tristram Hunt, ed. NEW: October £25.00 HB ISBN 9781851779727 225 × 185 mm, 256 pp 180 illustrations BIC: AGC HISTORY ISBN 978-1-85177-972-7

In this intriguing insight into the work and history of a museum, V&A director and historian Dr Tristram Hunt brings together ten renowned V&A curators to tell the stories behind ten of their most treasured objects. ‘Tipu’s Tiger’ (an almost life-size wooden semiautomaton mauling a European soldier), the ‘Great Bed of Ware’ (an Elizabethan bed for 8 people) and a Shakespeare First Folio are among the featured highlights whose route to the V&A collections are entertainingly revealed. Through these stories, this insightful history of museum curation – a world of careful study and sometimes remarkable fortuity – shows how the priorities of a museum are shaped and change over time.

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Tristram Hunt is the author of several books on British history, and is the Director of the V&A.


The objects in the V&A all have unique stories behind their making – but how they came to be part of the museum is a fascinating aspect of their history. Some were acquired soon after completion, others have had a more convoluted journey to the museum, but these histories combine to tell us something of their reputation, and of their impact. This book brings together 10 highlight objects from the V&A to explore how the museum’s collection has formed – both through careful curation and fortuitous opportunism. It shows where the museum has come from, and where our priorities lie. In 1931 the Museum acquired what was then its largest and most expensive piece of furniture for £4060 (approximately £250,000 today). John Charles Robinson, the Museum’s first curator would have been astonished, had he been alive. When the ‘so called Great bed of Ware’ came up for sale in 1865, he dismissed it as misdated and ‘a coarse and mutilated specimen of its kind and I therefore do not think that it would from any point of view be a suitable acquisition for the Museum...’ Its purchase in 1931, dependent on the National Arts Collection Fund which funded 50% of its price, was presented as a national triumph, but in private, viewed with ambivalence. 23



‘You will have a moment of quiet delight and a mood of introspection to carry you away.’ Edmund de Waal

Japanese Netsuke Julia Hutt with foreword by Edmund de Waal

Prized by collectors from East to West, Japanese netsuke are tiny objects of wonder that originated as utilitarian accessories for traditional Japanese dress. Over the centuries these small carved toggles, designed to hook over the top of the kimono sash, evolved into high-fashion depictions of all aspects of Japanese life.

NEW in paperback: September £20.00 PB ISBN 9781851779222 245 × 210 mm, 112 pp 128 illustrations BIC: AFKC ISBN 978-1-85177-922-2

In this richly illustrated and highly accessible book, Julia Hutt draws on the V&A’s world-famous netsuke collection to explore the origins and techniques of this captivating art form.

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Julia Hutt is Curator of Japanese Art in the Asian Department at the V&A. Edmund de Waal is a world-renowned ceramics artist and author of The Hare with Amber Eyes.
















5 Netsuke Subjects and Design Sources


52 Tiger and young. Ivory 52 Tiger and young. Ivory with inlaid eyes. Signed with inlaid eyes. Signed ‘Tomotada’. 1775–1825. ‘Tomotada’. H. 3.6cm. H. 3.6cm. A.49–1915. Dresden Bequest.

53 Taira no Tadamori 53 Taira no attacking Tadamorithe mistakenly mistakenly attacking the oil thief. Wood. 1800–50. oil thief. Wood. H. 4.5cm. H. 4.5cm. A.804–1910. Salting Bequest.

Another, subtler concept of movement is frequently conveyed in netsuke decoration. This relies on first grasping one’s attention and then devising the means to lead one’s gaze all around the netsuke and back to the starting point. This may be achieved in a variety of different ways, one of the simplest using the device of a long and sinuous tail (of a tiger, for example), twisting round the animal’s body (Plate 52). Other netsuke use carefully planned components to draw the eye first in one direction, usually to the extremities, before another element takes over, diverting attention to another part. In this way, the unwitting viewer is lured into scrutinizing the netsuke from all angles. This is often exemplified by an animal’s head leading in one direction, counterbalanced by its tail drawing off in another. The interaction between two or more people engaged in a fight was yet another method used to convey dramatic movement. By careful positioning of the head, limbs and clothing, for example, the netsuke of Taira no Tadamori mistakenly attacking the oil thief successfully conveys the impression of both action and force (Plate 53). As inro- and netsuke rapidly grew in popularity from around the mid-eighteenth century onwards, becoming items of high fashion, they also underwent a fundamental change in the nature of their decoration, and their clientele sought examples of an increasingly interesting and inventive nature. One method of achieving this was to expand the small and restricted size of the netsuke by incorporating unlikely, unusual or hidden elements as an integral part of the overall composition, at the same time often exploiting the unexpected. This is well illustrated by the netsuke of oniyarai at New Year, with Okame throwing beans from a container while, unknown to her, an oni can be seen hiding under the skirt of her kimono, taking cover from the beans (Plate 50). The story of Do-jo-ji (‘The Do-jo- Temple’), with its interpretation of vengeful, female jealousy, presents netsukeshi with unique possibilities for hidden and surprise elements. The story in its various versions stems from a tenth-century legend, which subsequently formed the basis of No- and Kabuki plays. According to the story, Kiyohime, the beautiful young daughter of an innkeeper, fell in love with a priest, Anchin, who scorned her persistent advances. Furious, she was transformed first into a witch, then a dragon. When Anchin took refuge underneath the great bronze bell of the temple, she used her magical powers to force the bell to crash to the ground, trapping Anchin inside.

he greatest appeal of netsuke undoubtedly lies in their subject-matter, in conjunction with the suitability of the materials chosen for them. Netsuke portray an extremely wide range of subjects, reflecting not only the real or imaginary world, but also the many facets of daily life in Japan. Rather than discussing the myriad subjects of netsuke in detail, however, I have instead presented these in broad categories and discussed their salient features, with particular reference to items in the collection of the V&A. The main inspiration for netsuke subjects was undoubtedly the natural world, most frequently animals, birds, sea creatures (Plate 37) and insects, both real and imaginary, and of course, people. These were depicted in numerous compositional groupings, individually, as pairs, mother and young or as a larger assemblage, either on their own or with some reference to their natural habitat or the human world. Certain combinations often reflect conventions of Japanese art, such as the tiger and bamboo (Plate 38), which feature particularly in paintings from the late sixteenth century onwards. Coinciding with the increasingly realistic portrayal of netsuke subjects that began in the mid-eighteenth century, an interest in surface texture became apparent, such as the fur of an animal or the plumage of a bird. This was also seen in the deliberate depiction of different, highly textured surfaces, such as the unlikely combination of a toad on a straw sandal

54 Do-jo-ji temple bell, with a dragon, skull and bones on the interior. Lacquer imitating bronze; coloured lacquer togidashie and takamakie inside. Signed ‘Unryu-an’. Dated 1998. H. 4.1cm. FE.63-2002. 55 Dragon coiled round the Dojo-ji bell. Ivory, the dragon with inlaid eyes. Signed ‘Kagetoshi’. 1850–1900. H. 3.4cm. A.813–1910. Salting Bequest.

56 The witch Kiyohime dancing inside the Do-jo-ji bell. See Plate 55.

37 Basket with fish and squid. Ivory. 1750–1850. L. 4.5cm. A.59–1952. Shipman Bequest.

38 Tiger on a bamboo stem. Ivory. 1775–1825. L. 4.5cm. 428–1904. Dresden Bequest.

Opposite: Detail from Plate 64.


V&A Fashion Perspectives E-books

Janey: An Autobiography Janey Ironside NEW: October £6.99* EB ISBN 9781851779574 BIC: BGFA FASHION & TEXTILES Derided by the establishment for declaring Mick Jagger ‘stylish’, Janey Ironside’s career in the fashion industry was inseparable from her identity. As Professor of Fashion Design at the Royal College of Art from 1956 to 1968, she played a role in the 1960s revolution that turned Britain’s rag trade into a high-turnover, mass-market industry targeting a new generation of cash-rich youth. Working behind the scenes, she trained a cohort of bright young things, including Ossie Clark, Bill Gibb, Zandra Rhodes, Sally Tuffin and Marion Foale. Ironside’s autobiography begins with a vivid account of her colonial Indian childhood, followed by working life in WWII Britain, the beginnings of a small couture business and her appointment as Professor of Fashion Design.


Heads and Tales Aage Thaarup in collaboration with Dora Shackell NEW: October £6.99* EB ISBN 9781851779178 BIC: BGFA FASHION & TEXTILES Thaarup left his job in a Copenhagen department store in his teens to conquer the world. By the late 1930s, he had a shop in London and was milliner to the royal family. Revealed to the world by Cecil Beaton, his famous customers included Wallis Simpson, Margot Fonteyn and Marlene Dietrich – but the pinnacle of his career came with the creation of the tricorn hat worn by the Queen annually between 1953 and 1986 at the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Declared insolvent at least twice, Thaarup’s obituary in The Times noted that ‘He was not hardened by fame or fortune. He wore a cheerful disposition and a bow-tie always at a ten-tofour angle’.


New for Autumn 2019: V&A Design Notebooks £11.99* HB 210 × 130 mm, 128 pp BIC: WZS STATIONERY GIFT Lay-flat Swiss binding Elastic closure Ribbon marker 4 designs

The V&A is home to 5,000 years of human ingenuity in art, design and performance. Among its treasures are notebooks, working sketches and pattern books from artists and designers of all kinds, from Leonardo to William Morris, and Eileen Gray to Beatrix Potter. Featuring separate sections of highquality ruled, plain, graph and bulletgrid paper, our new notebooks invite today’s creatives to plan, think, note and sketch – or just write a few lists. And by purchasing a V&A Design Notebook, you will be giving back to the museum, helping to keep our collection free and open to all, inspiring the artists and designers of the future. ISBN 978-1-83851-000-8ISBN 978-1-83851-001-5

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ISBN 978-1-83851-002-2ISBN 978-1-83851-003-9

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Art & Design

BESTSELLER Art Deco 1910–1939 Benton, Benton & Wood, eds £40.00 HB 9781851778331

The Arts of Living: Europe 1600–1815 Miller & Young, eds £25.00 HB 9781851778072

The Art of Drawing Susan Owens £30.00 HB 9781851777587

Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield Yorke & Saunders, eds £25.00 HB 9781851778522

Dolls’ Houses Halina Pasierbska £14.99 PB 9781851778041

Dutch & Flemish Drawings Shoaf Turner, White & Evans £200.00 2-VOL. SLIPCASE 9781851777877

Eclectic Gill Saunders £30.00 HB 9781851778881

Edward Bawden’s London Peyton Skipwith & Brian Webb £14.99 PB 9781851778461

Finnish Design Pekka Korvenmaa £30.00 HB 9781851778126

A Flower Wedding Walter Crane £8.99 HB 9781851777884

Food: Bigger than the Plate Flood & Rosenthal Sloan, eds £25.00 PB 9781851779765

Frank Pick’s London Oliver Green £25.00 HB 9781851777570

A History of British Magazine Design Anthony Quinn £30.00 HB 9781851777860

In Black and White Saunders & Whitley £19.99 PB 9781851777549

Japanese Art and Design Greg Irvine, ed. £25.00 HB 9781851778553

Kalighat Paintings Suhashini Sinha £14.99 PB 9781851776658


Ocean Liners: Speed and Style Finamore & Wood, eds (UK Edition only) £40.00 HB 9781851779499

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style Finamore & Wood, eds £40.00 HB 9781851779062

Persian Art Moya Carey £40.00 HB 9781851779338

Recording Britain Gill Saunders, ed. £30.00 HB 9781851776610

BESTSELLER Videogames: Design | Play | Disrupt Foulston & Volsing, eds £25.00 PB 9781851779406

C.F.A. Voysey: Arts & Crafts Designer Livingstone, Donnelly & Parry £40.00 HB 9781851778546

Western Illuminated Manuscripts Rowan Watson £250.00 3-VOL. SLIPCASE 9781851776498 ACADEMIC DISCOUNT

Winne-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic Annemarie Bilclough & Emma Laws £30.00 HB 9781851779147

Word & Image Bryant, James & Watson £25.00 HB 9781851778089



BESTSELLER 80s Fashion: From Club to Catwalk Sonnet Stanfill, ed. £19.99 PB 9781851777259

Alexander Mcqueen Claire Wilcox, ed. £45.00 HB 9781851778270

American Style and Spirit Bradbury & Maeder £30.00 HB 9781851778898

Art Nouveau Fashion Clare Rose £25.00 HB 9781851778027 BESTSELLER


BESTSELLER Balenciaga Lesley Ellis Miller £30.00 HB 9781851779031

The Biba Years: 1963–1975 Hulanicki & Pel £35.00 HB 9781851777990

Charles James: Designer in Detail Timothy A. Long £30.00 HB 9781851778218

Christian Dior Cullen & Burks £40.00 HB 9781851779901

Dior: A New Look, a New Enterprise (1947–57) Palmer £30.00 HB 9781851779857

Fashioned from Nature Edwina Ehrman, ed. £25.00 PB 9781851779451

Francis Marshall: Drawing Fashion Oriole Cullen £20.00 PB 9781851779505

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up Wilcox & Henestrosa, eds £35.00 HB 9781851779604

The Glamour of Italian Fashion Since 1945 Sonnet Stanfill, ed. £25.00 PB 9781851778171

The House of Worth De la Haye & Mendes £35.00 HB 9781851777747

Knitting Sandy Black £35.00 HB 9781851775590

London Couture 1923–1975: British Luxury De la Haye & Ehrman, eds £50.00 HB 9781851778508



Fashion / Jewellery

London Society Fashion: Wardrobe of Heather Firbank Lister, Davies-Strodder & Taylor £30.00 HB 9781851778317

Lucile ltd De la Haye & Mendes £35.00 HB 9781851775613

Mariano Fortuny Guillermo De Osma £40.00 HB 9781851778515

Mary Quant Jenny Lister, ed. £30.00 HB 9781851779956

The Origins of Italian Fashion 1900–45 Sofia Gnoli £19.99 PB 9781851777914

Seventeenth-Century Women’s Dress Patterns: Book One North & Tiramani, eds £35.00 HB 9781851776313

Seventeenth-Century Women’s Dress Patterns: Book Two North & Tiramani, eds £35.00 HB 9781851776856

Style and Satire Flood & Grant £12.99 PB 9781851778034

Thea Porter Helms & Porter £25.00 HB 9781851778263

Underwear: Fashion in Detail Eleri Lynn £25.00 PB 9781851777846

V&A Gallery of Fashion Wilcox & Lister, eds £14.99 PB 9781851778935

The Wedding Dress E. Ehrman £35.00 HB 9781851778133 £25.00 PB 9781851777839

Medieval Jewellery in Europe 1100–1500 Marian Campbell £19.99 HB 9781851775828

Traditional Jewellery in NineteenthCentury Europe Jane Perry £30.00 HB 9781851777297


Fashion Biographies / Style Guides

BESTSELLER Dior by Dior Christian Dior £9.99 PB 9781851779789

From A to Biba Barbara Hulanicki £9.99 PB 9781851779635

Shocking Life Elsa Schiaperelli £9.99 PB 9781851779598

Silver and Gold Norman Hartnell £9.99 PB 9781851779666

King of Fashion Paul Poiret £9.99 PB 9781851779611

Quant by Quant Mary Quant £9.99 PB 9781851779581

BESTSELLER ABC of Men’s Fashion Hardy Amies £9.99 HB 9781851775569 £6.99* EB 9781851779529

The Art of Being a Well Dressed Wife Anne Fogarty £9.99 HB 9781851776306 £6.99* EB 9781851777457

BESTSELLER How to Dress for Success Head & Hyams £9.99 HB 9781851775545 £6.99* EB 9781851777426


The Little Dictionary of Fashion Christian Dior £9.99 HB 9781851775552 £6.99* EB 9781851777419

A to Z of Style Amy de la Haye, ed. £9.99 HB 9781851776528

A to Z of Wedding Style Kate Bethune £9.99 HB 9781851777822

Fashion E-books

ABC of Men’s Fashion Hardy Amies £6.99* EB 9781851779529

Always in Vogue E.W. Chase and I. Chase £6.99* EB 9781851779697

Can I Help You Madam? Ethyle Campbell £6.99* EB 9781851779352

Dior by Dior Christian Dior £6.99* EB 9781851776719

From A to Biba Barbara Hulanicki £6.99* EB 9781851776696

Hints on Hats Henry Melton £6.99* EB 9781851779475

In My Fashion Bettina Ballard £6.99* EB 9781851779215

It Isn’t All Mink Ginette Spanier £6.99* EB 9781851779208

King of Fashion Paul Poiret £6.99* EB 9781851776726

Model Girl Jean Dawnay £6.99* EB 9781851779185

Modes and Mannequins Max Boy (anon) £6.99* EB 9781851779543

Quant by Quant Mary Quant £6.99* EB 9781851776689

Shocking Life Elsa Schiaparelli £6.99* EB 9781851776702

Silver and Gold Norman Hartnell £6.99* EB 9781851779819

The Truth About Modelling Jean Shrimpton £6.99* EB 9781851779864

The World of Carmel Snow Snow with Aswell £6.99* EB 9781851779314


Textiles / Pattern

Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers Lesley Jackson £45.00 HB 9781851776603

Chinese Textiles Verity Wilson £30.00 HB 9781851774388


Kalamkari Temple Hangings Anna L. Dallapiccola £30.00 HB 9781851778676 ACADEMIC DISCOUNT

Selling Silks Lesley Ellis Miller £35.00 HB 9781851777815

V&A Pattern: Indian Florals Rosemary Crill £7.99 HB 9781851775866

V&A Pattern: Kimono Anna Jackson £7.99 HB 9781851776061

V&A Pattern: Liberty & Co. Anna Buruma £7.99 HB 9781851776795

V&A Pattern: Owen Jones Abraham Thomas £7.99 HB 9781851776054

V&A Pattern: Spitalfields Silks Moira Thunder £7.99 HB 9781851776351

V&A Pattern: C.F.A. Voysey Karen Livingstone £7.99 HB 9781851777334

V&A Pattern: William Morris Linda Parry £7.99 HB 9781851775842

V&A Pattern: The 1950s Sue Prichard £7.99 HB 9781851775859

William Morris Textiles Linda Parry £35.00 HB 9781851777327


Photography / Theatre & Performance

Horst: Photographer of Style Susanna Brown £40.00 HB 9781851778010

Made Up Love Song Bettina von Zwehl £10.00 HB 9781851778225

Photography and the 1851 Great Exhibition Anthony Hamber £75.00 HB 9781851779833 ACADEMIC DISCOUNT

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes Pritchard & Marsh, eds £25.00 HB 9781851778355

Glam Rock Alwyn W. Turner £25.00 HB 9781851777648

BESTSELLER David Bowie is Broackes & Marsh, eds £35.00 HB 9781851777372

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics Kate Bailey, ed. £40.00 HB 9781851779284

BESTSELLER Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains Aubrey Powell et al. £40.00 HB 9781851779161


Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass


The Cast Courts Patterson & Trusted, eds £9.99 PB 9781851779796

Garnitures Patricia F. Ferguson £10.00 HB 9781851779000

The Culture of Bronze Peta Motture £35.00 HB 9781851779659

Gold Boxes Heike Zech £10.00 HB 9781851778409

Indian Temple Sculpture John Guy £35.00 HB 9781851779192

Medieval and Renaissance Stained Glass Paul Williamson £19.95 PB 9781851774043

Medieval Ivory Carvings 1200–1550 Williamson & Davies £150 HB 2-VOL SLIPCASE 9781851778119 ACADEMIC DISCOUNT

Micromosaics Heike Zech £10.00 HB 9781851779703

Vincennes & Early Sèvres Porcelain Joanna Gwilt £60.00 HB 9781851777730

Carvings, Casts & Collectors Motture, Jones & Zikos, eds £35.00 HB 9781851776405



Postcard Sets / Diaries / Books about the V&A

BESTSELLER A History of Photography: 50 Postcards £14.99* BOX SET 9781851779888


Japanese Woodblock Prints: 100 Postcards £14.99* BOX SET 9781851778799

V&A Pattern: 100 Postcards £14.99* BOX SET 9781851778157

William Morris: 100 Postcards £14.99* BOX SET 9781851778492

Eric Ravilious Diary £10.00* HB 9781851779390

The Gardener’s Diary Edward Bawden £10.00* HB 9781851779345

V&A Desk Diary 2020 £11.99* FLEXIBOUND 9781851779758

V&A Pocket Diary 2020 £6.99* FLEXIBOUND 9781851779802

Creating the V&A Julius Bryant £35.00 HB 9781848223493

Designing the V&A Julius Bryant £35.00 HB 9781848222335

The Museum and the Factory Grant & Patterson, eds £35.00 HB 9781848222915


Available from Lund Humphries

Available from Lund Humphries

Available from Lund Humphries


Children’s Books

BESTSELLER Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day De la Haye & Sutton £10.99 HB 9781851776580 £5.99 PB 9781851777129

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Dolls’ House Colouring Book Emily Sutton £5.99 PB 9781851778058

Stina Lani Yamamoto £11.99 HB 9781851778584

V&A Fashion Gallery Dolls Cristina Amodeo £10.99* PB 9781851778720

Wendy and the Wallpaper Cat Jason Hook & Ilaria Demonti £11.99 HB 9781851778300

A Story About Ducks Jack Townend £4.99 HB 9781851777785

Ben Jack Townend £5.99 HB 9781851778287

Jenny the Jeep Jack Townend £5.99 HB 9781851778294


The Football’s Revolt Lewitt-Him £11.99 HB 9781851778478




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Penguin Random House Children’s and the V&A are partners in producing books for children that showcase the wonder of art and design, with a focus on three key areas: simple but stunning board books for pre-school children; unique activity and novelty formats for pre-school readers to those aged 18; and beautifully produced gift books for art enthusiasts of all ages.

Thames & Hudson’s mission to make art and culture accessible to as broad an audience as possible has been evident in more than sixty-five years of publishing. It is a vision that has also been at the heart of the V&A, the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, since it was established by Prince Albert in 1852. This season’s titles include William Morris’s Flowers, and in the V&A Photo Library Series Autofocus and Into the Woods.

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Penguin | V&A New Titles

Why Do We Wear Clothes? Helen Hancocks NEW: July £12.99 HB ISBN 9780141387604 260 × 230 mm, 64 pp BIC: YNM, YNH

The Twelve Days of Christmas (new edition) Liz Catchpole NEW: October £6.99 HB ISBN 9780241403129 200 × 142 mm, 32 pp BIC: YBH, 5HC, 5AH


Penguin | V&A Backlist

V&A Introduces: Frida Kahlo £6.99 HB 9780241339862

V&A Introduces: Queen Victoria £6.99 HB 9780241372951

V&A Introduces: William Morris £6.99 HB 9780141387222

V&A Introduces: You Say You Want a Revolution? £6.99 HB 9780141374130

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll £9.99 HB 9780141385655

Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery £9.99 HB 9780141385662

A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens £9.99 HB 9780241334348

The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling £9.99 HB 9780241359907

Little Women Louisa May Allcott £9.99 HB 9780141385587

Peter Pan J.M. Barrie £9.99 HB 9780241359921

The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett £9.99 HB 9780141385501

Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson £9.99 HB 9780241359914

The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame £9.99 HB 9780141385679

William Morris 123 Illustrated by Liz Catchpole £6.99 HB 9780141387598

William Morris ABC Illustrated by Liz Catchpole £6.99 HB 9780141387581

The Twelve Days of Christmas Illustrated by Liz Catchpole £14.99 HB 9780141374086


Penguin | V&A Backlist

Welcome to the Museum Illustrated by Ruby Taylor £12.99 PB 9780141387390

Star Style Illustrated by Helen Green £14.99 PB 9780141387161

Fashion Mash-Up Illustrated by Daisy de Villeneuve £17.99 PB 9780141372402

How to Fly Like an Elephant Written and illustrated by Kyoko Nemoto £6.99 PB 9780141388403

The Very Arty Doodle Book Illustrated by Monica Whelan £9.99 PB 9780141379494

The Very Arty Box £9.99 BOX SET 9780141370811

Making Faces: A Sticker Activity Book £5.99 PB 9780241339091

Very Merry Christmas Colouring £9.99 BOX SET 9780241356067


Thames & Hudson | V&A New Titles

William Morris’s Flowers Rowan Bain NEW: September £14.95 HB ISBN 9780500480458 190 × 170 mm, 144 pp 120 illustrations BIC: ACVN GIFT, ART

59. Pink and Rose wallpaper, designed by William Morris and manufactured by Jeffrey & Co. for Morris & Co. Designed c.1890 Block-printed in distemper colours on paper Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A: E.708-1915)

12. Bachelor's Button wallpaper, designed by William Morris and manufactured by Jeffrey & Co. Designed c.1892 Block-printed in distemper colours on paper

Large pinks, from the same family as carnations, dominate this pattern. The distinctive flower shape was a favourite motif used in Ottoman decoration and was familiar to Morris, who owned collections of Ottoman textiles and ceramics. Its use here, alongside stylized palmette flower forms with teardrop shapes at their centres, creates an overall effect that is reminiscent of Middle Eastern pattern design.

More commonly known as cornflower, bachelor’s buttons are so called because they were traditionally worn by young men in love. The frilly-edged flower heads are heavily stylized in this wallpaper, making them almost unidentifiable.



Wey (named after a Surrey river) is part of Morris’s tributaries series of textiles, which were exceptional for their scale and complex layers of diagonal pattern. They are the ultimate celebration of the exuberance of British flowers. In this design, large yellow sunflower-like flowers and smaller yellow marigolds criss-cross over each other, brightly contrasting against the dark indigo background.

13. Borage furnishing fabric, designed by William Morris and manufactured by Morris & Co. Designed 1883 Block printed cotton Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A: T.49-1919)

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A: E.704-1915)

The small scale of this pattern made it suitable for use as a lining fabric – Morris intended it to be used for lining Morris & Co.’s heavy woollen curtains. The pattern is named after the five-pointed star shape of the borage flower. Morris used a similar configuration of flowers in a ceiling wallpaper of the same name.


The contrasting red, blue, brown and dark green of this pattern reveal Morris experimenting with stronger natural colours, a result of his investigations into the use of the natural dyes seen in Indian textiles. As in Little Chintz, designed the previous year, Morris again used the pomegranate fruit as the central focus of the pattern.

30. Wey furnishing fabric, designed by William Morris and manufactured by Morris & Co. Designed 1883 Indigo-discharged and block-printed cotton

58. Pomegranate furnishing fabric, designed by William Morris and manufactured by Morris & Co. Design registered 22 June 1877 Block-printed cotton

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A: T.49-1912)

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A: T.592-1919)


Thames & Hudson | V&A New Titles

Autofocus: The Car in Photography The V&A Photo Library Series Marta Weiss NEW: October £24.95 HB ISBN 9780500480526 250 × 195 mm, 192 pp c. 120 illustrations BIC: AJC PHOTOGRAPHY

Into the Woods: Trees and Photography The V&A Photo Library Series Martin Barnes NEW: October £24.95 HB ISBN 9780500480533 250 × 195 mm, 192 pp c. 120 illustrations BIC: AJC PHOTOGRAPHY


Thames & Hudson | V&A Backlist

17th-Century Men’s Dress Patterns Braun, Costigliolo, North, Thornton & Tiramani £35.00 HB 9780500519059

18th-Century Fashion in Detail Susan North £24.95 PB 9780500292631

Rachel Church

19th-Century Fashion in Detail Lucy Johnston £24.95 PB 9780500292648

20th-Century Fashion in Detail Claire Wilcox & Valerie D. Mendes £24.95 PB 9780500294109


Brooches and Badges

Rachel Church

Bags Claire Wilcox, with Elizabeth Currie £12.95 HB 9780500519370

Brooches & Badges Rachel Church £14.95 HB 9780500480359

Rings Rachel Church £12.95 HB 9780500519745

Shoes Lucy Johnston & Linda Woolley £12.95 HB 9780500519387

Constable’s Skies: Paintings and Sketches by John Constable Mark Evans £14.95 HB 9780500480328

May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer Anna Mason et al. £24.95 HB 9780500480212

Spectrum: Heritage Patterns and Colours Introduction by Ros Byam Shaw £24.95 HB 9780500480267

The Story of Scottish Design Philip Long & Joanna Norman, eds £24.95 HB 9780500480335

Jewels & Jewellery (revised edition) Clare Phillips £24.95 PB 9780500480342

The Tile Book: History · Pattern · Design Clare Phillips £19.95 HB 9780500480250

The Indian Textile Sourcebook Avalon Fotheringham

News From Nowhere William Morris, introduction by Rowan Williams £29.95 HB 9780500519394

The Indian Textile Sourcebook Avalon Fotheringham £35.00 HB 9780500480427


Thames & Hudson | V&A Backlist

The Age of Glamour: An Art Deco Colouring Book £12.95 PB 9780500420690

The Art of Wallpaper: Colour · Draw · Create £12.95 PB 9780500480205

William Morris: An Arts & Crafts Colouring Book £12.95 PB 9780500420591

Calligraphy & Lettering: A Maker’s Guide £16.95 PB 9780500294307

Embroidery: A Maker’s Guide £16.95 PB 9780500293270

Patchwork and Quilting: A Maker’s Guide £16.95 PB 9780500293263

Making It Up: Photographic Fictions Marta Weiss £24.95 HB 9780500480373

Cameraless Photography Martin Barnes £24.95 HB 9780500480366


Paper Crafts: A Maker’s Guide Foreword by Rob Ryan £16.95 PB 9780500294185

AW 2019

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. Our collection of over two million works provides almost infinite sources of inspiration for artists, designers and makers worldwide. V&A Publishing aims to share this resource with the widest possible audience.

Bloomsbury Australia. We collaborate with Penguin Random House Children’s UK on a range of bespoke titles that take children on a creative adventure through our archives, and with renowned art publisher Thames & Hudson to deliver outstanding books for adults that explore the V&A’s art and design collections.

Our core programme of exhibition, research and collections publishing is represented alongside our rich backlist by Abrams & Chronicle Books and

All profits from V&A Publishing help us to enrich people’s imaginations through the funding of future exhibitions, research and collecting.

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