Redesigning the World: William Morris, the 1880's and the Arts and Crafts

Redesigning the World: William Morris, the 1880's and the Arts and Crafts

by Peter Stansky
     
 

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Socialist, philosopher, and poet, William Morris (1834-1896) was at the center of the design renaissance of the 1880's, not only because of his celebrated hostility to aspects of machine culture but because of his success as a designer and businessman whose work had enormous influence on the next generation of artists, craftssmen, and designers.

"A very readable and

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Socialist, philosopher, and poet, William Morris (1834-1896) was at the center of the design renaissance of the 1880's, not only because of his celebrated hostility to aspects of machine culture but because of his success as a designer and businessman whose work had enormous influence on the next generation of artists, craftssmen, and designers.

"A very readable and enjoyable book. It is not so much a biography of William Morris as a consideration of him as a political and esthetic phenomenon and as the founder of a number of organizations--the Century Guild, the Arts Workers Guild and the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. Mr. Stansky examines them with a learning that is never pedantic, frequently humorous and always intelligent."--New York Times Book Review.

Peter Stansky is professor of history at Stanford University and the author of numerous works on British history

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780930664152
Publisher:
Sposs
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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