The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with a vast collection that been an unparalleled resource for designers for 150 years. This new series of pattern books presents the range of the VA's superb collections. Beautifully designed, accessible, and informative- perhaps a little quirky - they are a repository of ideas for designers of all kinds, but also a collection of desirable gift books. Included in each volume is a CD of all the images shown within--to be redrawn, reworked, or even licensed for further use. The books are available individually or in a beautiful decorative slipcase. "VA Pattern Kimono" shows some of the best Japanese textile patterns at the VA spanning over 200 years from the early nineteenth century to the present. The brief text is followed by 60 stunning color illustrations that showcase the delicate and beautiful patterns of kimonos.