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Author Morris, William, 1834-1896, author

Title William Morris : selected writings and designs / edited with an introduction by Asa Briggs ; with a supplement by Graeme Shankland on William Morris, designer
Published Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1962
Baltimore, Maryland ; Harmondsworth, Middlesex : Penguin Books, 1962


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 W'PONDS  820.8 M8777 A29/B  AVAILABLE
Description 308 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles ; 18 cm
Series Pelican books ; A521
Pelican book ; A521
Summary How are we to regard William Morris? As a brilliant designer who wasted time dabbling in other subjects? As first and foremost a poet? As a political thinker? Or as a successful blend of all these - the last 'universal man' in the Renaissance tradition? Certainly no one label is adequate for Morris. This selection shows the full range and diversity of his interests - literary, artistic, social, and political. His vitality as a writer emerges throughout, whether he is discussing art or social reform. News from Nowhere, the clearest statement of Morris's vision of the Good Life in Utopian terms, takes its place among more ephemeral letters and pamphlets. Morris's poetry is also represented. Finally, a fully illustrated supplement, prepared by Graeme Shankland, presents Morris the designer, with examples of his tapestries, carpets, wallpaper, and furniture
Notes "A Pelican original."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes From the collection of Eugene LeMire, Emeritus Professor of English, Flinders University, and compiler of A bibliography of William Morris, Oak Knoll Press, 2006
Subject Morris, William, 1834-1896.
Decoration and ornament -- History.
Decoration and ornament.
Designers -- England -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Briggs, Asa, 1921-2016, editor, writer of introduction
Shankland, Graeme, writer of supplement
LC no. 11914284
ISBN 0140205217
Other Titles Selected writings and designs