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William Morris His Life and Work

Stephen Coote

William Morris His Life and Work

by Stephen Coote

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Published by Smithmark Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sale Adult - Architecture

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9003949M
    ISBN 101858334799
    ISBN 109781858334790

    The book was inspired by William Morris, children's books publisher at HarperCollins and Joyce's mentor. Joyce wrote a story about a man who gives his life to books when he was on an airplane flight to visit Morris. Joyce read the story to Morris, who died a few days after that. Morris Lessmore was visually modeled after the silent film actor Directed by: William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg. This is the first capacious biography of William Morris in ten years, and it amends and amplifies the original biography of his Victorian contemporary Mackail (who left the man himself in an emotional vacuum) and extends the sociopolitical orientation of E. P. Thompson's (both now out of print).

      Daisy wallpaper by William Morris. Photograph: Historical Picture Archive/Corbis Since I wrote Morris's biography, published 20 years ago, the chronological details of . William Morris - William Morris - Iceland and socialism: As a poet, Morris first achieved fame and success with the romantic narrative The Life and Death of Jason (), which was soon followed by The Earthly Paradise (–70), a series of narrative poems based on classical and medieval sources. The best parts of The Earthly Paradise are the introductory poems on the months, in which.

    and Hudson 63s) Arts and artist AUBERON WAUGH William Morris, His Life, Work and Friends Philip Henderson (Thames and Hudson 63s) Rarely is a reviewer given any book which is such a delight to hold and to possess, produced with both extravagance and taste, that he hesi- tates before reading the actual text. Mr Hender- son's biography has Morris's 'Snakehead' chintz design for its dustjacket and bi. Morris's concept of a house as a total work of art, with all of the interior objects designed by the architect, remained a central theme throughout the Arts and Crafts movement and extended into later design movements. Morris was a practicing Socialist but his ideals did not mesh with the realities of his business. His refusal to use modern.


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With colour reproductions of his designs and extracts from his poetry and prose, a biography of William Morris, looking at the man himself, his stormy friendships, his relationship with Jane Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and his single-minded devotion to his work. William Morris His Life and Work book Morris (24 March – 3 October ) was a British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production.

His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant Children: Jenny Morris, May Morris. Infused with his socialist ideas and romantic utopianism, this book offers Morris's vision of a simple world in which art or 'work-pleasure' is demanded of and enjoyed by all.

In (the same year he turned down the Poet Laureateship after the death of Tennyson), Morris set up the Kelmscott Press. William Morris was born in March in London, the third of ten children, to a wealthy family, his father being a financier.

Among the benefits of this privileged setting is that the family copper mining shares funded his collection of antique books and paintings though dwindling income led. While there have been many fine books written about William Morris & his work, with many more undoubtedly to come, this is definitely THE biography of the man.

In Fiona McCarthy he has found an intelligent, sensitive biographer who clearly admires & respects the man, but not to such a degree that she loses her objectivity & analytical powers/5(11).

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.

William Morris: His Life and Work Hardcover – September 1, by Stephen Coote (Author) › Visit Amazon's Stephen Coote Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by: 4. William Morris (24 March - 3 October ) was an English architect, furniture and fabric designer, artist, writer, and was born in Walthamstow in East London.

Morris was educated at Marlborough and Exeter College,he became an apprentice to Gothic revival architect G. Street. That year he founded the Oxford and Cambridge : 24 March Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for William Morris: His Life and Work by Stephen Coote (, Book, Illustrated) at the best online.

William Morris, English designer, craftsman, poet, and early socialist, whose designs for furniture, fabrics, stained glass, wallpaper, and other decorative arts generated the Arts and Crafts movement in England and revolutionized Victorian taste.

Morris was born in. The Kelmscott Chaucer was the result of several years' labor involving Morris and his close friend Edward Burne-Jones. Morris designed foliate patterns for the pages, whilst Burne-Jones lent his decorative skills to the illustrated panels.

The two then collaborated on the overall format and design of the book, while the artist and engraver. An avid reader of Mr. William Morris fiction and socio-political writing, an admirer of his craft and loving follower of his faith, I have contemplated this nonetheless fascinating account of Morris life with revolving feelings over the time it took me to complete my reading of it/5.

Biography of William Morris Childhood. William Morris was born in in Walthamstow, Essex, the third of nine children. William's father, after whom he was named, was a self-made business man, who was able to provide an upper-middle-class lifestyle for his family because of a shrewd investment in a Devonshire mine.

William Morris was an English artist, poet and politician. He was incredibly creative and he produced decorative art in a range of different forms, including: textiles, furniture, wallpaper, stained glass windows, book design and tapestry.

Below are some facts about William Morris. Some the information you will probably already know, but hopefully some will be [ ]. William Morris was born in into a well-off family. His father was a financier in the City of London and they lived in a large house near Walthamstow in Essex.

His father died young (Morris was only 13) and it turned out he had been involved in a range of highly speculative – and only just legal – ventures. William Morris (24 March – 3 October ) was a revolutionary force in Victorian Britain: his work as an artist, designer, craftsman, writer and socialist dramatically changed the fashions and ideologies of the era.

On 24 March at Elm House, Walthamstow, William Morris was born to affluent parents Emma Morris (nee Shelton) and. William Morris was an English textile designer, writer and socialist. Go through this biography to learn more about his profile, childhood, life and timeline.

William Morris was one of the most influential Pre-Raphaelite artists, textile designer and writer of his time during the English Arts and Crafts Movement. Life and Printing Career. William Morris was a designer of stained glass, tapestries, wallpaper, chintzes, furniture, books, and typefaces.

He was also a preservationist, socialist, poet, novelist, lecturer, calligrapher, translator of classic Icelandic and early English sagas, and founder of the Kelmscott Press. Morris was a man of incredible depth and breadth of talent. His creativity and industry are aspirational for today's citizens.

"How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris" seeks to instruct viewers on the rich life of William Morris and to showcase the University of Maryland Libraries' William Morris Collection. William Morris was the celebrated figure of nineteenth century in the world of decorative art and textile designing.

He made a remarkable contribution to the revival of traditional textile arts and was actively involved in the English Arts and Crafts Movement.

He was also famous for his literary input as an English novelist, poet and a translator. When he was dying, his physician said, “He is dying of being William Morris, of having lived the life of ten men in the body of one.” This illustrated talk includes an overview of his early life, marriage, family, homes, and the work of his firm Morris & Co.

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