4 Parry , William Morris Textiles , p . 75 . On Nairns , see A . Muir , Nairns of
Kirkaldy : A Short History of the Company ( Cambridge , 1956 ) ; on the linoleum
industry generally , see M . W . Jones , A Comprehensive Account of the History
Author: Charles Harvey
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Category: Business & Economics
The many achievements of William Morris are described in this volume, which explores his multifaceted career as a political writer and activist, an artist and designer, a man of letters, and a successful businessman.
This guide book not only traces the life of Morris, his company and his links with the Merton site, but also presents the results of excavations carried out in 1992 on part of the Morris and Co.'s works.
Author: David Saxby
Publisher: Museum of London Archaeology Svc
Parts of the precinct that survived from Merton Abbey were used by the textile printing industry from the 18th century. In 1881 the William Morris Company bought the printing works and it became the main centre for the production of stained glass, weaving, printing and tapestry making. This guide book not only traces the life of Morris, his company and his links with the Merton site, but also presents the results of excavations carried out in 1992 on part of the Morris and Co.'s works.
So , too , is Fairclough and Leary ' s Textiles by William Morris and Morris &
Company , 1861 – 1940 , the catalogue of an exhibition at Birmingham Museum
and Art Gallery in 1981 . As the title indicates , it conscientiously covers the whole
Author: Charles Harvey
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Business & Economics
The life and works of William Morris continue to excite the imaginations of fresh generations of scholars working in many traditions, from the history of art and design to literary criticism and the history of socialism and socialist thought. This book concentrates on Morris's social and political acheivements as well as his artistic talents.
Josette, Bredifj Classic Printed Textiles, op. cit. (note 3), p. 134. 149 Alan E.
Shapiro, ... For a general biographical approach and for his main contributions to
calico printing, see: Helen Dore, William Morris. Hamlyn. London 1990; William ...
Author: A. Nieto-Galan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Colouring Textiles is an attempt to provide a new cross-cultural comparative approach to the art of dyeing and printing with natural dyestuffs in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Divided into thematic chapters, it uncovers new data from the vast historical heritage of natural dyestuffs from a range of European cities, to present new historiographic insights for the understanding of this technology. Through a sort of anatomic dissection, the book explores the study and cultivation of dye-plants in botanical gardens and plantations, and the tacit values hidden in dyeing workshops, factories, laboratories, or national and international exhibitions. It metaphorically submits the natural dyestuffs of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to a series of systematic historical tests, and traces back the circulation of those sources of colours through colonial spaces, dye works, cross-cultural networks, schools of artistic design, and science-based industries for the making of synthetic colorants. Colouring Textiles contributes to a better understanding of the role of natural dyestuffs in the processes of industrialization in Western Europe. Audience: Historians of science and technology, historians of chemistry, philosophers, economic historians, professional chemists, arts and crafts historians, and cultural anthropologists.
Linda Parry's chapter on tapestries in William Morris Textiles describes the
working conditions in the weaving sheds at Merton Abbey , where the Firm
moved its activities in 1881. Her information , gained in part from Percy Sheldrick
, who ...
Old Battersea House in London contains a large collection of De Morgan and
some Morris work. OnMorris textiles and interiors: Linda Parry, William Morris Textiles, Weidenfeld &Nicolson, 1983; Norah Gillow, William Morris Designand ...
Author: Fiona MacCarthy
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Winner of the Wolfson History Prize, and described by A.S.Byatt as 'one of the finest biographies ever published', this is Fiona MacCarthy's magisterial biography of William Morris, legendary designer and father of the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement. 'Thrilling, absorbing and majestic.' Independent 'Wonderfully ambitious ... The definitive Morris biography.' Sunday Times 'Delicious and intelligent, full of shining detail and mysteries respected.' Daily Telegraph 'Oh, the careful detail of this marvellous book! . . . A model of scholarly biography'. New Statesman Since his death in 1896, William Morris has been celebrated as a giant of the Victorian era. But his genius was so multifaceted and so profound that its full extent has rarely been grasped. Many people may find it hard to believe that the greatest English designer of his time - possibly of all time - could also be internationally renowned as a founder of the socialist movement, and ranked as a poet with Tennyson and Browning. In her definitive biography - insightful, comprehensive, addictively readable - the award-winning Fiona MacCarthy gives us a richly detailed portrait of Morris's complex character for the first time, shedding light on his immense creative powers as artist and designer of furniture, fabrics, wallpaper, stained glass, tapestry, and books; his role as a poet, novelist and translator; on his psychology and his emotional life; his frenetic activities as polemicist and reformer; and his remarkable circle of friends, literary, artistic and political, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. It is a masterpiece of biographical art.
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 ...
Author: Lucia Van der Post
Category: Arts and crafts movement
William Morris is one of the greatest and best-known British designers. This new introduction to his work puts his ideas into a modern context, showing how his designs can be used not only in traditional interiors but also in contemporary settings. 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 many 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, 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.
Norah Gillow's Introduction provides an informative background to the artist and the work of his company, Morris and Co. This superb reference book, offering the best of Morris's beautiful interior designs in their original forms, is sure ...
Author: Norah Gillow
Publisher: Moyer Bell
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
William Morris continues to be celebrated as one of the most imaginative and lyrical designers of the nineteenth century. Many of his patterns are still in production today, and his evocative flowing lines have offered inspiration to succeeding generations of applied artists. The twenty-six plates in this collection have been chosen to represent a broad cross-section of Morris's patterns for furnishing textiles and wallpapers, and the large format makes it possible to study the designs as they were first created. Norah Gillow's Introduction provides an informative background to the artist and the work of his company, Morris and Co. This superb reference book, offering the best of Morris's beautiful interior designs in their original forms, is sure to appeal to artists, designers and art historians.
With Introductions by His Daughter May Morris William Morris. TEXTILE FABRICS
. A LECTURE DELIVERED AT THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EXHIBITION,
JULY 1884.. HE subject I have to speak on is a sulficiently Wide I one, and I can
Author: William Morris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A creative titan of the Victorian age, William Morris (1834-96) produced a prodigious variety of literary and artistic work in his lifetime. In addition to his achievements as a versatile designer at the forefront of the arts and crafts movement, Morris distinguished himself as a poet, translated Icelandic sagas and classical epics, wrote a series of influential prose romances, and gave lectures promoting his socialist principles. His collected works, originally published in 24 volumes between 1910 and 1915, were edited by his daughter Mary (May) Morris (1862-1938), whose introductions to each volume chart with insight and sympathy the development of her father's literary, aesthetic and political passions. Volume 22 contains a collection of lectures, first published as Hopes and Fears for Art in 1882, and a further fifteen lectures on the topic of art and industry.
William Morris was one of the best textiles design artists of the nineteenth century
. He said, 'On the whole one must suppose that beauty is a marketable quality
and that the better the work is all round, both as a work of art and in its technique,
Author: Rose Sinclair
Category: Textile design
This pupil book is designed for Key Stage 3 of Design and Technology. It aims to present the material required by the curriculum in a motivating way providing a clear coverage of the knowledge, understanding and skills and laying the groundwork for GCSE level. A teacher's pack is available.
Morris & Co . was in business until 1940 . The current standard reference on the
firm is Linda Parry , William Morris Textiles ( New York : Viking Press , 1983 ) . Ms
. Parry is preparing a major catalogue about William Morris for an exhibition ...
29 ; Linda Parry , ' Morris and Company in the Twentieth Century " , Journal of the
William Morris Society 6 : 4 ( Winter 1985-86 ) , pp.12-13 . 4 William Morris Textiles , p . 68 . 5 Charles Harvey & Jon Press , Art , Enterprise and Ethics (
Cambridge , Massachusetts Grennan , M . , 1970 : William Morris : Medievalist &
Revolutionary , 2nd edition . New York Guðjónsson , E . E . , 1989 : Járnvarðr Yllir
. A fourth weapon of the Valkyries in Darraðarljóð . Textile History 20 ( 2 ) , 185 ...
Author: Lise Bender Jørgensen
Enth. u. a. (S. 45-52): Keltische Textilien in der Schweiz / Antoinette Rast-Eicher. [Betr. u. a. Textilien aus Münsingen-Rain.].
In this deeply thoughtful book, Caroline Arscott explores particular aspects of the paintings of Burne-Jones and the designs of Morris and concludes that there are close interconnections in theme, allusion, and formal strategy between the ...
Author: Caroline Arscott
Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
The friendship between William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones began when they met as undergraduates in 1853 and—despite their differences in temperament and in attitudes to political engagement—lasted until Morris’s death in 1896. This friendship was one of the defining features of both their lives, and yet the overlap in their artistic projects has not previously been considered in detail. In this deeply thoughtful book, Caroline Arscott explores particular aspects of the paintings of Burne-Jones and the designs of Morris and concludes that there are close interconnections in theme, allusion, and formal strategy between the works of the two men. She suggests that themes of bodily pain, desire and appetite are central to their vision. Through careful readings of Burne-Jones’s painting and Morris’s designs for printed wallpapers and textiles, she shows that it is possible to bring together fine art and design in a linked discussion that illuminates the projects of both artists.
CHAPTERS 4 ANDS The most thorough up - to - date reviews are provided by
Linda Parry , William Morris Textiles , London , 1983 , and Textiles of the Arts and
Crafts Movement , London , 1988 . The outstanding earlier contribution to the ...
Author: Paul Thompson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
The latest edition of this book takes into account new work, including feminist criticism, on Morris and looks at the way his concerns anticipated present day environmental ideas. Thompson devotes separate chapters to Morris's myriad political, social and artistic interests.
PUBLISHER'S NOTE William Morris ( 1834-1896 ) , founder of the Arts and Crafts
movement , created some of the most ... Designing , dyeing , and weaving his textiles himself , his personalized creations made him familiar to the public .
Author: Carolyn Relei
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Chief exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement in Victorian England, renowned artist and craftsman William Morris (1834–96) created a host of stunning patterns for wallpaper, fabrics, tapestries, floor coverings, and other decorative projects. Many of these designs took nature as their theme. Now Carolyn Relei has skillfully rendered 100 of Morris's best designs for this superb collection of stained glass motifs. Among the 100 black-and-white designs depicted here are lush florals and vines, exotic birds amid magnificent displays of garden flowers, a charming bouquet of daffodils, and many more. Artfully displayed in circular, oval, and rectangular frames, these splendid classics — all easily adaptable as templates — will appeal to artists and artisans who admire the work of one of the Victorian era's most influential craftsmen.
Near comprehensive collection of textiles . Also tapestries , embroideries and
furniture , and the Green Dining Room ( now the Morris Room ) . Saturday ,
Kelmscott House is also the headquarters of the William Morris Society , which
exists to ...
Author: Helen Dore
Publisher: Book Sales
A tribute to a man of many talents explores his role as an artist and designer, and describes his childhood, apprenticeship, marriage, and career.