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"Have nothing in your house which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."-William Morris William Morris's wallpaper, carpets, and other textile designs are as popular today as they were when he created them in the late 1880s. One of the most influential figures in the history of the decorative arts, Morris (1834- 1896) challenged the mass-production methods of the industrial revolution and launched the revival of handcrafted work that became known as the Arts and Crafts movement. His firm, Morris & Co, created wood furniture, hand-woven tapestries, embroideries, printed textiles, woven fabrics, stained glass, tiles, and block-printed wallpapers, many of which are still being produced-by the same methods-more than a century later. This new book shows how to incorporate Morris's designs and theories into contemporary interiors. Carefully chosen photographs show a wide variety of rooms using Morris designs, and include details of individual textile and wallpaper patterns. Inspired by nature and featuring soft, pure colors, Morris's designs are classics, still relevant and stylish in today's interiors. AUTHOR BIO: Lucia van der Post is a well-known writer and editor specializing in interior design, luxury goods, and travel. She writes frequently for the Financial Times and other newspapers and magazines around the world. Linda Parry is a leading expert on Morris and the general editor of Abrams' William Morris.

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William Morris's wallpaper, carpets, and other textile designs are as popular today as they were when he created them in the late 1880s. One of the most influential figures in the history of the decorative arts, Morris (1834-1896) challenged the mass-production methods of the industrial revolution and launched the revival of handcrafted work that became known as the Arts and Crafts movement. His firm, Morris & Co, created wood furniture, hand-woven tapestries, embroideries, printed textiles, woven fabrics, stained glass, tiles, and block-printed wallpapers, many of which are still being produced--by the same methods--more than a century later. This new book shows how to incorporate Morris's designs and theories into contemporary interiors. Carefully chosen photographs show a wide variety of rooms using Morris designs, and include details of individual textile and wallpaper patterns. Inspired by nature and featuring soft, pure colors, Morris's designs are classics, still relevant and stylish in today's interiors.

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DESCRIPTION (longer copy)William Morris was one of the greatest and best-known British designers. He created highly distinctive designs for wallpapers and textiles 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. This lively introduction to his work covers the key elements of pattern and his extraordinary use of color, as well as favourite themes such as nature and ideas based on 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 color schemes and evocative designs, many of which are still in production, have a timeless appeal. Through carefully chosen images showing rooms using Morris designs in a wide variety of settings, and details of individual textile and wallpaper designs, the book aims to put his ideas into a modern context, providing ideas and inspiration for contemporary home owners.

About the Author

Lucia van der Post is a well-known writer and editor specializing in interior design, luxury goods, and travel. She writes frequently for the Financial Times and other newspapers and magazines around the world. Linda Parry is a leading expert on Morris and the general editor of Abrams' William Morris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810966123
Introduction:
Parry, Linda
Publisher:
ABRAMS
Introduction by:
Parry, Linda
Introduction:
Parry, Linda
Author:
Van Der Post, Lucia
Author:
Lucia van der Post
Location:
London
Subject:
History
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Design - Decorative
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Interior Design - Style Books
Subject:
Decorative arts
Subject:
History - Specific Styles
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Interior decoration -- England -- History.
Subject:
Arts and crafts movement -- England.
Series Volume:
108-147
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
950x850
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , William Morris's wallpaper, carpets, and other textile designs are as popular today as they were when he created them in the late 1880s. One of the most influential figures in the history of the decorative arts, Morris (1834-1896) challenged the mass-production methods of the industrial revolution and launched the revival of handcrafted work that became known as the Arts and Crafts movement. His firm, Morris & Co, created wood furniture, hand-woven tapestries, embroideries, printed textiles, woven fabrics, stained glass, tiles, and block-printed wallpapers, many of which are still being produced--by the same methods--more than a century later. This new book shows how to incorporate Morris's designs and theories into contemporary interiors. Carefully chosen photographs show a wide variety of rooms using Morris designs, and include details of individual textile and wallpaper patterns. Inspired by nature and featuring soft, pure colors, Morris's designs are classics, still relevant and stylish in today's interiors.
"Synopsis" by , DESCRIPTION (longer copy)William Morris was one of the greatest and best-known British designers. He created highly distinctive designs for wallpapers and textiles 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. This lively introduction to his work covers the key elements of pattern and his extraordinary use of color, as well as favourite themes such as nature and ideas based on 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 color schemes and evocative designs, many of which are still in production, have a timeless appeal. Through carefully chosen images showing rooms using Morris designs in a wide variety of settings, and details of individual textile and wallpaper designs, the book aims to put his ideas into a modern context, providing ideas and inspiration for contemporary home owners.
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