Book Description: A Victoria and Albert Museum Publication Unmatched in its breadth of coverage, with over 1,000 stunning illustrations, this important new book tells the story of British design and decorative arts over four centuries. From the time of Henry VII through the reign of Queen Victoria, British designers soared in influence, creating a rich diversity of furniture, textiles, silver, metalwork, and porcelains as well as painting, sculpture, prints, and drawings. Divided into sections on the Tudor and Stuart, Georgian, and Victorian periods-and treating style, taste, fashion, and innovation in each-this book accompanies the opening of the Victoria and Albert Museum's refurbished British Galleries. History buffs, interior designers, and anyone with an affinity for the decorative arts will find this an invaluable resource. 1,080 illustrations in full color, 480 pages, 93/4 x 111/4"