William Morris (Victoria & Albert Museum)

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Marking the 125th anniversary of William Morris’s death, this is the most wide-ranging, comprehensive – and beautiful – illustrated study of William Morris ever published.

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William Morris’s interests were wide-ranging: he was a poet, writer, political and social activist, conservationist and businessman, as well as a brilliant and original designer and manufacturer. This book explores the balance between Morris’s various spheres of activity and influence, places his art in the context of its time and explores his ongoing and far-reaching legacy.

A pioneer of the Arts & Crafts Movement, William Morris (1834-1896) is one of the most influential designers of all time. Morris turned the tide of Victorian England against an increasingly industrialized manufacturing process towards a rediscovered respect for the skill of the maker. Morris’s whole approach still resonates today, and his designs are popular and much admired.

Published to mark the 125th anniversary of Morris’s death, this book includes contributions from a wide range of Morris experts, with chapters on painting, church decoration and stained glass, interior decoration, furniture, tiles and tableware, wallpaper, textiles, calligraphy and publishing. Additional materials include a contextualized chronology of Morris’s life and a list of public collections around the world where examples of Morris’s work may be seen today. This study is a comprehensive, fully illustrated exploration of a great thinker and artist, and essential reading for anyone interested in the history of design.

With 668 illustrations in colour

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Weight 2.585 kg
Dimensions 28 × 23.5 × 4.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

432

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

709.2 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K