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  • Author:
    Lucia Van der Post
  • ISBN:
    1851774122
  • ISBN13:
    978-1851774128
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  • Publisher:
    V & A Publications (October 31, 2003)
  • Pages:
    96 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Architecture
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William Morris was many things, and he had many roles. This short book (85 pages) focuses on just one of them: Morris as a designer in the Arts & Crafts movement. You won't find anything much about his personal life, and the references to his socialism are just-in-passing

William Morris was many things, and he had many roles. You won't find anything much about his personal life, and the references to his socialism are just-in-passing. It is, however, a beautiful visual appreciation of William Morris' skill in (to enumerate the chapters): craft, color, honesty, pattern, nature, and "legend.

William Morris's wallpaper, carpets, and other textile designs are as popular today as they were when he created them in the late . This new book shows how to incorporate Morris's designs and theories into contemporary interiors.

William Morris's wallpaper, carpets, and other textile designs are as popular today as they were when he created them in the late 1880s.

Morris created highly distinctive designs for wallpapers and textiles many of which are still enjoying enormous popularity today

Morris created highly distinctive designs for wallpapers and textiles many of which are still enjoying enormous popularity today. Through his company, Morris & Co, he contributed to the transformation of interior design at the end of the 19th century and gave expression to the ideas of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Throughout his life William Morris was a well-respected writer, producing widely read translations, novels, essays and .

Throughout his life William Morris was a well-respected writer, producing widely read translations, novels, essays and poetry. Eager to design as well as to write texts, he experimented with calligraphy and page decoration, and later set up his own publishing company, the Kelmscott Press. Experiments with text. This and other books produced around the same time demonstrate Morris's interest in developing decoration appropriate to the content of the text, as well as an understanding of original scribal methods rather than a superficial 'copying' of particular historical styles. A Book of Verse (details), William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and Charles Fairfax Murray, 1870, England.

In addition she writes for a variety of other magazines and newspapers around the world. Before joining The Financial Times, she wrote on design and lifestyle for the Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph.

29 December 2019 at 12:29 ·. Public. William Morris & Co. This year we celebrated the extraordinary talents of William Morris's daughter, May Morris with the Melsetter collection.

Items related to WILLIAM MORRIS and MORRIS & CO. . Home VAN DER POST, Lucia; PARRY, Linda WILLIAM MORRIS and MORRIS & CO. Stock Image. This Book Has A Is Hard To Find, Will Be Packaged And Shipped Carefully, To Avoid Shipping Damage And Will Make It, An Excellent Addition To Your Own Personal Library Collection, Or As A Gift. Bookseller Inventory 012928. She writes frequently for the Financial Times and other newspapers and magazines around the world.

Fairclough, Oliver, and Emmeline Leary, Textiles by William Morris and Morris & Co. 1861-1940, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, 1981, ISBN 0-89860-065-0. Mackail, J. The Life of William Morris in two volumes, London, New York and Bombay: Longmans, Green and C. 1899. "William Morris," in The Dictionary of National Biography. vol. 3 (London: Smith, Elder and C. 1901), p. 197–203, reproduced at the William Morris Society.

William Morris and Morris and Co. by Lucia Van Der Post and Linda Parry. I have to say that this is a great book displaying William Morris' textile and wallpaper designs in contemporary settings. I have seen books that use William Morris' designs and the rooms are not fresh, but look dated. You won't find that in this book. If you are a collector of William Morris' wallpapers or fabrics, or if you love beautiful interiors that blend contemporary with traditional, then I think you will enjoy this book.

Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (1861–1875) was a furnishings and decorative arts manufacturer and retailer founded by the artist and designer William Morris with friends from the Pre-Raphaelites. With its successor Morris & Co. (1875–1940) the firm's medieval-inspired aesthetic and respect for hand-craftsmanship and traditional textile arts had a profound influence on the decoration of churches and houses into the early 20th century.

Morris created highly distinctive designs for wallpapers and textiles many of which are still enjoying enormous popularity today. Through his company, Morris & Co, he contributed to the transformation of interior design at the end of the 19th century and gave expression to the ideas of the Arts and Crafts Movement. The highly accessible text looks at pattern and colour, as well as sources of inspiration such as nature, literature and legend. It also offers a fascinating insight into his working practices which were so different from those of his Victorian contemporaries. His desire to make beautiful things was at the core of his enterprise and his subtle colour schemes and evocative designs, many of which are still in production today, have a timeless appeal. Through specially commissioned photographs showing rooms using his designs in a wide variety of settings, and details of individual textile and wallpaper designs, the book provides a wealth of ideas and inspiration for contemporary home owners.

Kefym
William Morris was many things, and he had many roles. This short book (85 pages) focuses on just one of them: Morris as a designer in the Arts & Crafts movement. You won't find anything much about his personal life, and the references to his socialism are just-in-passing.

It is, however, a beautiful visual appreciation of William Morris' skill in (to enumerate the chapters): craft, color, honesty, pattern, nature, and "legend." There's a bit of corporate background (how the company ownership changed, who owns the designs today, etc.). And a charming bit of life philosophy, every so often: "That thing which I understand by real art is the expression by man of his pleasure in labor. I do not believe he can be happy in his labor without expressing that happiness; and especially this is so when he is at work at anything in which he specially excels."

The primary reason to grab this small volume is the color plate photographs, most of which are via the Victoria and Albert Museum. Some of the photos are quite detailed, and all have at least some context. For example: "It was a basic tenet held by Ruskin, Pugin, Morris and others that honesty in design demanded that you did not try to create a three-dimensional illusion in a two-dimensional design. Wallpaper should not disguise the flatness of the surface but enhance it. This GARDEN TULIP design shows very little shallow relief effects, with little shading and a limited palette, but this enhances rather than detract's from the pattern's strength."

The photos have a mix of close-up design, design in context (such as a photo of Red House with design details pointed out), and contemporary homes using Morris designs (to demonstrate how relevant the designs are). There's a few people-images (e.g. a charming drawing of Morris and his daughters) and "and friends" (such as a panel by Burnes-Jones), but it's mostly fodder for Morris fans. Like me.

With such books, the accompanying text is secondary, but van der Post and Parry are actively interesting. It's wholly admiring of Morris (you won't find any real criticism), but I surely will not complain.
Jode
love my new book although i browse it rather than read cover to cover. it is inspirational and offers lots of 'doodling'.
Great for anyone who loves design, sketching and inspirational ideas
Jek
I did not purchase this book, but I did check it out from my library. I have to say that this is a great book displaying William Morris' textile and wallpaper designs in contemporary settings.

I have seen books that use William Morris' designs and the rooms are not fresh, but look dated. You won't find that in this book. The photos are rich in detail and gives readers great decorating ideas.

If you are a collector of William Morris' wallpapers or fabrics, or if you love beautiful interiors that blend contemporary with traditional, then I think you will enjoy this book.