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Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers
By Lesley Jackson

Edinburgh Weavers was one of the most important textile companies of the twentieth century. Alastair Morton, visionary art director of the company, commissioned a remarkable series of textiles from leading British artists. This study traces his wide-ranging career and records the history of Edinburgh Weavers and the glorious textiles it produced.


Alastair Morton and Edinburgh Weavers
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Contemporary International Glass
By Jennifer Hawkins Opie

The V&A Museum's international collection of contemporary glass includes work by some of the most important names in this dynamic art form. The wide range of the collection demonstrates the versatility of this popular medium.


Contemporary International Glass
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English Pottery
By Robin Hildyard

Based around the matchless collections of British ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, which curators began to assemble as early as the 1840s, this book charts the story of their development from the simple slipware drinking-vessel of the seventeenth century to the sophisticated enamelled and transfer-printed tableware of the early 1800s


English Pottery
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Furniture Machine, The
By Gareth Williams

Contemporary furniture design has grown in popularity in recent years, but why? The Furniture Machine looks at the furniture industry and at design trends since 1990, to unravel the appeal of contemporary design.


Furniture Machine, The
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Knitting
By Sandy Black

In this fascinating book, Sandy Black charts the development of knitting, from domestic handcraft to one of the most sophisticated computer controlled textile production processes used in high fashion. With stunning new photography, Knitting draws on the V&A's superlative collection of knitted fashions and artefacts.


Knitting
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Quilts 1700-2010
By Sue Prichard

This groundbreaking book documents the fascinating history of quilt and patchwork production. The hidden histories and personal narratives of some of the most evocative objects in the V&A's collection are revealed in this lavishly illustrated book.


Quilts 1700-2010
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Renaissance Secrets
By Jo Wheeler

From recipes for plague amulets to aphrodisiacs and formulas for things from lip balm to paint pigments, this book takes you into the secret world of Renaissance trades and explains why certain recipes were jealously guarded whilst others were printed for a new popular readership.


Renaissance Secrets
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Samplers
By Clare Browne and Jennifer Wearden

A practical guide to the different types of stitches. It shows the details of individual motifs alongside the photographs of complete samplers. It also explains the stitch types and techniques. It illustrates British, Continental and non-European samplers, and covers various stitch types. It is intended for designers and embroiderers.


Samplers
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Toiles de Jouy
By Sarah Grant

Toiles de Jouy' has become the catch-all term for the delightful printed cottons preferred by the aristocratic elite in eighteenth and nineteenth-century France. This title introduces the design, dyeing, and printing processes that created these textiles, and their role in interior decoration and clothing.


Toiles de Jouy