Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer (Hardback)
  • May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer (Hardback)
zoom

May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer (Hardback)

(author), (author), (author), (author), (author)
£24.95
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 28/09/2017
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
May Morris (1862-1938), younger daughter of William Morris, was a highly original designer and leading female exponent of the British Arts & Crafts movement. Specializing in embroidery, she designed some of Morris & Co.'s most important textiles, and clients as far afield as Australia and the US collected her work. Long overshadowed by her famous father, to whom her work was often attributed then and since, May contributed to the enduring popularity of Morris designs. May was one of the leading pioneers of `art embroidery' and helped raise its status from an amateur pastime to a serious pursuit, requiring skills in design, colouring and technique. She disseminated her ideas through publications, lectures and by teaching at many of the leading art schools, influencing a generation of students in London, Birmingham and Manchester.
This book, and accompanying exhibition at the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, covers the full range of May Morris's, work, from watercolours and designs to exquisite embroideries, book covers, costume and jewellery. It offers new insights into May's personal life and relationships, her social activism and her efforts to support other professional women who sought to make a living as artists and designers.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500480212
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 1290 g
Dimensions: 270 x 205 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Life of Leonardo da Vinci
Added to basket
I am Ashurbanipal
Added to basket
The Unfinished Palazzo
Added to basket
Ravilious & Co
Added to basket
£24.95
Hardback
Photobox: The Essential Collection
Added to basket
Ronnie Wood: Artist
Added to basket
£24.95
Hardback
Frida Kahlo
Added to basket
£7.95
Paperback
Bruegel
Added to basket
£42.00
Hardback
The Great LIFE Photographers
Added to basket
£16.95   £13.49
Paperback
Chanel
Added to basket
£28.00
Hardback
Forms of Enchantment
Added to basket
Art: The Whole Story
Added to basket
Graphic Design School
Added to basket
The Pocket Square
Added to basket
The Architectural Drawing Course
Added to basket
The World According to Karl
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.