"The origins off the V&A go back to 1837. Begun as a government initiative to improve design in Britain, it is now one of the world's greatest museums. Its collections include ancient textiles, modern chairs, sculpture by Michelangelo, paintings by Constable, fabulous Indian jewellery and miniatures, clothes by some of the best-known designers of our day, and over 34000 ceramics."
"Mark Jones, Director of the V&A, presents a lively overview of the history of this great institution, from its foundation and modest beginnings to its flourishing in the twenty-first century as a compendious store of reference ideas for artists and designers of the future.
Lucy Trench then leads us expertly through the V&A's extraordinarily rich and varied collections. We hear the stories that lie behind the objects - stories of love and faith, greed and generosity, ingenuity and experiment - and discover hidden treasures alongside some of the museum's more renowned masterpieces."
Book pages and edges are in near fine condition.
The uncut dustcover has some faint marking and a little creasing.