V&A Pattern: Spitalfields Silks. By Moira Thunder. Victoria & Albert Museum and Har/Cdr edition, 2011. 80pp., 65 colour illustrations, 18,3 x 13,5cm.
V&A's Pattern-series is truly wonderful, and I especially love this edition showcasing eighteen-century patterns originated in London.
It's edited by the curator of design in the Word and Image Department at the V&A.
"This beautiful series reveals the V&A’s spectacular and extensive pattern collections. Available separately – as well as in a collectors’ slipcase edition – the latest titles are Chinese Textiles, Spitalfields Silks, Pop Patterns, and Walter Crane (published in 2011).
'Spitfields Silks' displays delightful floral designs alongside quirky, strikingly modern silks, all produced in eighteenth-century London."