A Sourcebook of Original Designs
Thames & Hudson 2008
Hardback 248pp Illustrated 240x180mm
9780500513996   Product Code: 17622
Ranging from classicism and rococo, with 'Athenian' Stuart's sketch of an interior for Wimbledon House, to the 1930s and pages from a Susie Cooper ceramics pattern book, Stafford Cliff's sourcebook celebrates the achievement of English designers during the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Hundreds of designs are reproduced, whether from rough drawings, pattern books or samples of printed textiles, with Cliff's introductions and commentaries on the details of designs and designers and on the broad sweep of changing styles.