Brooches and Badges
'proffers history, design, cultural relationships between them as well as some exquisite images' - New York Journal of Books
A fascinating historical overview of the evolution of brooches and badges from the Middle Ages to today.
From medieval pilgrim badges and Renaissance hat decorations to jewelled brooches and twentieth-century political pins, brooches and badges are often more than practical or decorative dress fasteners; they are expressions of identity. Focusing on the V&A's world-famous collection, Brooches & Badges explores the evolution of these intricate and versatile works of art, and the way in which changes in dress have dictated their use.
- Author: Rachel Church, Curator, V&A
- Hardcover: 160 pages | 164 illustrations
- Date published: June 2019
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0500480359
- Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 15.7 cm