The V&A Sourcebook of Pattern & Ornament

Drawing on the V&A’s extensive collections, The V&A Sourcebook of Pattern & Ornament contains well over 1,100 historic and contemporary examples of pattern and ornamentation from around the world. Arranged thematically, it is unique among pattern books, as it includes examples not only of surface pattern but also of three-dimensional ornamentation and embellishment. The content was carefully curated and arranged by Grade to provide dynamic and cohesive page compositions. Written by the V&A’s Amelia Calver and with an in-depth interview with esteemed, surreal and provocative design studio Timorous Beasties, this expertly compiled sourcebook will appeal to designers, artists, illustrators and other creatives from all disciplines.

SHORTLIST, Best Jacket/Cover Design, British Book Design & Production Awards 2022

Client: Thames & Hudson in conjunction with the V&A
Author: Amelia Calver
Format: Hardback PLC
Extent: 400 pp
Size: 260 x 220 mm
Illustrations: 1146