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Flatfish Camouflage Experiments (1911)

- July 11, 2018 in camouflage, fish, flatfish, flounder, pattern

Photographs from a series of experiments in which various types of flounder through their paces as regards camouflage ability.

Flatfish Camouflage Experiments (1911)

- July 11, 2018 in camouflage, fish, flatfish, flounder, pattern

Photographs from a series of experiments in which various types of flounder through their paces as regards camouflage ability.

Details from Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss (1908)

- February 6, 2018 in design, gold, gustav klimt, kissing, pattern, the kiss, Vienna

Celebrating the centenary of Gustav Klimt's death with a selection of close-ups from his most famous painting.

Details from Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss (1908)

- February 6, 2018 in design, gold, gustav klimt, kissing, pattern, the kiss, Vienna

Celebrating the centenary of Gustav Klimt's death with a selection of close-ups from his most famous painting.

Details from Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss (1908)

- February 6, 2018 in design, gold, gustav klimt, kissing, pattern, the kiss, Vienna

Celebrating the centenary of Gustav Klimt's death with a selection of close-ups from his most famous painting.

Book of French Textile Samples (1863)

- May 30, 2017 in cloth, design, fabric, France, pattern, pattern book, patterns, textiles, watercolours

This delightful book features a collection of nineteenth-century textile samples — in the form of watercolour copies — from the Robert Maison company.

Book of French Textile Samples (1863)

- May 30, 2017 in cloth, design, fabric, France, pattern, pattern book, patterns, textiles, watercolours

This delightful book features a collection of nineteenth-century textile samples — in the form of watercolour copies — from the Robert Maison company.

Book of French Textile Samples (1863)

- May 30, 2017 in cloth, design, fabric, France, pattern, pattern book, patterns, textiles, watercolours

This delightful book features a collection of nineteenth-century textile samples — in the form of watercolour copies — from the Robert Maison company.

Redressing the Balance: Levinus Vincent’s Wonder Theatre of Nature

- August 20, 2014 in Art & Illustrations, cabinet of curiosities, cabinet of curiosity, geometry, levinus vincent, nature, pattern, prelapserian, Science & Medicine, silk, wonder theatre of nature, Wondertooneel der Nature, wunderkammer

Bert van de Roemer explores the curiosity cabinets of the Dutch collector Levinus Vincent and how the aesthetic drive behind his meticulous ordering of the contents was in essence religious, an attempt to emphasise the wonder of God's creations by restoring the natural world to its prelapsarian harmony.

Examples of Chinese Ornament (1867)

- November 21, 2012 in china, chinese design, collections, decoration, design, Images, Images-19th, Images-Painting, Images: Miscellaneous, pattern

A selection from the 100 plates featured in the book Examples of Chinese ornament selected from objects in the South Kensington museum and other collections (1867) by Owen Jones. From the Preface: The late war in China, and the Ti-ping rebellion, by the destruction and sacking of many public buildings, has caused the introduction to Europe of a great number of truly magnificent works of Ornamental Art, of a character which had been rarely seen before that period, and which are remarkable, not only for the perfection and skill shown in the technical processes, but also for the beauty and harmony of the colouring, and general perfection of the ornamentation. In the following Plates I have gathered together as great a variety of these new styles of Ornament as have come within my reach, and I trust that no important phase of this Art has escaped me. I have had the advantage of access to the National Collection at South Kensington and the unrivalled collection of Alfred Morrison, Esq., of Fonthill, who has secured the finest specimens from time to time, as they have appeared in this country. From the collection of Louis Huth, Esq., exhibited in South Kensington, and [...]