Word and Image: Art, Books, and Design from the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Word and Image: Art, Books, and Design from the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum - Bryant, Julius, Mr., and Watson, Rowan (Editor), and James, Elizabeth (Editor)
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This book celebrates Britain's National Art Library, the first of what was a new kind of museum library, formed in the 19th century by and for artists, designers, and artisans; and intensively used by them and later by the public. Here are more than 100 objects that have helped to define and redefine the subject and scope of the history of the fine and decorative arts, from a 15th-century book of hours to George Cruikshank's studies of Fagin for Oliver Twist to an Yves Saint Laurent design for the House of Dior and Bill ...

Word and Image: Art, Books, and Design from the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum 2014, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

ISBN-13: 9781851778089

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