This attractive series reveals the V&A's spectacular and extensive pattern collections. Each title in the series includes a free CD of high resolution images. Garden Florals showcases textiles and wallpapers that depict motifs derived from the natural world - the selection is mostly British and from the period 1880-1910. Artists and designers featured include William Morris, Walter Crane, C.F.A Voysey and Lewis Foreman Day. The compact disc at the back of the book invites you to appreciate the ingenuity of the designs, and the endless possibilities for their application.
Antonia Brodie is an Assistant Curator in Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department of the V&A. She contributed to the exhibition catalogue Baroque: Style in the Age of Magnificence, and has lectured on the history of technology.