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BOOK: The Beauty of Life - William Morris & The Art of Design

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The Beauty of Life - William Morris & The Art of Design by Dianne 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. His influence was wide and long-lasting, on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Beauty of Life draws upon the rich holdings of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, which with the recent acquisition of a major William Morris collection, including fine printed books and the archive of Morris & Company, has become one of the outstanding centres for Morris study in the world.

Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
Pub date: 27th October 2003
ISBN: 978-0500284346
Language: English
Number of Pages: 176
Dimensions: 21.84 x 1.78 x 27.94 cm

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