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Designing the V&A


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Contents: Part One: Introduction: 1 Building the Museum; 2 The Museum as a Work of Art; 3 A Summary Timeline; Part Two: Designs and Decoration: A Parkland Setting; The South Kensington Museum (garden facades); The Refreshment Rooms; The Ceramic Stairs and Galleries; The Lecture Theatre; The Paintings Galleries and the North Staircase; The North Court; The South Courts; The 'Kensington Valhalla'; The Oriental Courts; The Prince Consort's Gallery; The National Competition Gallery; Frederic Leighton's Frescoes; The East Staircase; The National Art Library; The Cast Courts; The Grand Entrance and the Long Gallery; The Pantheon of British Art; The Henry Cole Wing; Exhibition Road; Further Reading; Endnotes; Acknowledgements; Index

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Julius Bryant is Keeper of Word and Image at the V&A, responsible for the National Art Library, and for Prints, Drawings, Paintings and Photographs. He is author of Alec Cobbe: Designs for Historic Interiors (V&A, 2014) and co-editor of Word & Image: Art, Books and Design from the National Art Library (V&A, 2015).

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