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Designing the V&A

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The building of the Victoria and Albert Museum, begun in 1857, is the most elaborately designed and decorated museum in Britain. This book is the first to consider the V&A as a work of art in itself, presenting drawings, watercolors and historic photographs relating to the Museum's 19th-century interiors. Much of this visual material is previously unpublished and is outside the canon of Victorian art and design. The V&A's first Director, Henry Cole, conceived the Museum's building as a showcase for leading Victorian artists to design and decorate. This book reveals for the first time the ways in which Cole's expressed policy to 'assemble a splendid collection of objects representing the application of Fine Arts to manufacture' was applied to the fabric of the building, as he engaged leading painters such as Frederic Leighton, G.F. Watts and Edward Burne-Jones, as well as specialists in decoration such as Owen Jones and Morris and Company, to decorate and design for a building raised by engineers using innovatory materials and techniques. It represents a fascinating, untold chapter in the history of British 19th-century art, design, architecture and museums, and an essential backdrop to understanding the evolution of the Museum's early collections and identity.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Julius Bryant
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    176
    Publisher:
    Lund Humphries (July 1, 2017)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781848222335
    ISBN-10:
    1848222335
    Weight:
    40.96oz
    Dimensions:
    9" x 10.75" x 0.9"
    Case Pack:
    12
    File:
    Eloquence-IPG_07032018_190433_Complete_onix21-20180704.xml
    Folder:
    Eloquence
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