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The Beauty of Life William Morris and the Art of Design by Diane Waggoner
  

The Beauty of Life William Morris and the Art of Design

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The Beauty of Life William Morris and the Art of Design by Diane Waggoner

William Morris was a man of tremendous energies, his accomplishments astonishing in their range and depth. He became successively a poet, embroiderer, pattern designer, calligrapher, dyer, weaver, translator, architectural preservationist, socialist and book publisher and printer. As the head of the internationally successful Morris & Company, he devoted himself to the decorative arts. In his 1880 lecture The Beauty of Life , Morris defined art and beauty together as integral to life itself. This book looks at the achievements of William Morris and his firm, drawing on material from the Huntington Library and Arts Collections in California. It contains studies of Morris the man, the firm he founded, its designs for stained glass and interior decoration, and Morris's adventures in fine printing, as well as an essay on his successor at Morris & Company, J.H. Dearle. It also explores attitudes to and the design legacy of Morris and his firm in the late 19th and 20th centuries on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Beauty, which is what is meant by art ... is no mere accident to human life, which people can take or leave as they choose, but a positive necessity of life.


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Book Info

Publication date

27th October 2003

Author

Diane Waggoner

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Publisher

Thames & Hudson Ltd

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories

Individual designers
Individual artists, art monographs
History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900

ISBN

9780500284346

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