"Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum" / State Library of Victoria / by patrick rodriguez

"This free exhibition showcases some of the world’s finest book art, graphics, photography and illustration.

From London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Inspiration by Design celebrates 150 years of collecting by the National Art Library. Th exhibition will include a range beautiful books, from historic illustrated manuscripts and rare artists’ books to modern graphic design and fashion photography.

The exhibition will present over 100 treasures including original hand-drawn illustrations from Beatrix Potter, a Pablo Picasso artist book, fashion sketches from Dior and Comme des Garçons, rare medieval manuscripts and much more."

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Inspiration By Design is curated by Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word & Image, senior curator Rowan Watson and senior librarian Elizabeth James from the V&A’s National Art Library.

Keith Murdoch Gallery

State Library Victoria / 20 March- 14 June 2015