William Morris (Victoria and Albert Museum) (Hardback)
  • William Morris (Victoria and Albert Museum) (Hardback)
  • William Morris (Victoria and Albert Museum) (Hardback)
  • William Morris (Victoria and Albert Museum) (Hardback)
  • William Morris (Victoria and Albert Museum) (Hardback)
  • William Morris (Victoria and Albert Museum) (Hardback)
  • William Morris (Victoria and Albert Museum) (Hardback)
  • William Morris (Victoria and Albert Museum) (Hardback)
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William Morris (Victoria and Albert Museum) (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 02/11/2021
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Drawing on the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, this is a fittingly lavish anniversary companion to the fascinating, surprising life and work of a founding father of the Arts & Crafts Movement and a true polymath.

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.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780500480502
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 2600 g
Dimensions: 280 x 235 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A thing of beauty' - Literary Review

'Naturally, the book is beautifully illustrated' - Fabric

'A modern classic … could not be more timely' - Homes & Antiques

'Celebrating the versatility of the Arts and Crafts polymath, it has chapters on everything from wallpaper to calligraphy … meticulously researched' - House & Garden

'A comprehensive, fully illustrated exploration of a great thinker and artist, and essential reading for anyone interested in the history of design' - Let's Talk

'Lavish' - Crafts

'Gorgeous … the most comprehensive study of Morris ever published … Get lost in the wonderful world of William Morris' - This England

'A lavish, 2.5kg tribute to [William Morris's] life and work, which included stained glass, wallpaper, textiles, tableware and more, all designed as an antidote to Victorian fustiness' - The Crafts Council

'Wide-ranging, comprehensive and beautiful' - Reclaimed

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