Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
This new series celebrates the V&A's status as a source of inspiration for designers, reflecting the unique breadth and depth of a collection that represents over 3,000 years of objects from all over the world. The pocket-sized books make attractive and collectible gifts, but are also a valuable source of ideas for designers of all kinds. The first four titles in the series feature some of the museum's most popular patterns, from William Morris wallpapers to 1950s textiles, and a short introduction to each puts the patterns in context. Complete with a free CD of the images inside, to be redrawn or reworked, commercial designers looking to license patterns and individual motifs from the collection can use the books as a starting point for research.