This is a lavishly illustrated review of the decorative arts of britain from 1500 to 1900 it begins with the tudors and continues through to the victorians it is divided into three sections tudor stuart georgian and victorian it is written by michael snodin and john styles of the victoria and albert museum with other experts. Design and the decorative arts britain 1500 1900 covers a broader spectrum owned by the va but only those items designed and produced in britain additionally historical houses are included the book is broken down into eras and categories i learned a lot from the commentary about why the british decorative arts differ from their european cousins. Get this from a library design the decorative arts britain 1500 1900 michael snodin john styles victoria and albert museum this book tells the story of design and the decorative arts in britain over 400 from the tudors to the reign of queen victoria it is the story of a remarkable transformation that embraced the . The worlds most important collection of british art and design will be redisplayed in a new and glorious setting fifteen galleries will house in an area of about 3000 m 2 some 3000 exceptional pieces of decorative and fine art spanning the four centuries 1500 1900 these include a wide variety of ceramics glass furniture metalwork textiles costume and wallpapers as well as books . The first part of the book is mostly bw photos from the past and some drawings design and the decorative arts britain 1500 1900 covers a broader spectrum owned by the va but only those items designed and produced in britain additionally historical houses are included the book is broken down into eras and categories
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