William Morris Artist, Craftsman, Pioneer
Authors: Rosalind Ormiston and N. M. Wells
Publisher/Date: UK: Flame Tree Publishing (c. 2010) 5th Printing, 2013
Format/Condition: New oversized hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 192 pages, index; 11 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Lavishly illustrated in color.
Description: William Morris was an outstanding character of many talents, being an architect, writer, social campaigner, artist and, with his Kelmscott Press, an important figure of the Arts and Crafts movement. Many of us probably know him best, however, from his superb furnishings and textile designs, intricately weaving together natural motifs in a highly stylized two-dimensional fashion influenced by medieval conventions. This book offers a survey of his life and work alongside some of his finest decorative work.