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Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris & His Legacy, 1860 - 1960

MacCarthy, Fiona

ISBN 10: 1855144840 / ISBN 13: 9781855144842
Published by National Portrait Gallery Publications
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2014. Paperback. William Morris (1834-96) regarded beauty as a basic human birthright. In this book, which accompanies a major exhibition, the author looks at how his highly original and generous vision of a new form of society in which art could flourish has reverberated through the decades. Num Pages: 184 pages, 120 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: ACVN; AGB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 269 x 237 x 22. Weight in Grams: 1176. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781855144842

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William Morris (1834-96) regarded beauty as a basic human birthright. In this fascinating book, which accompanies a major exhibition, Morris' biographer Fiona MacCarthy looks at how his highly original and generous vision of a new form of society in which art could flourish has reverberated through the decades. In 1860 Morris moved into the now famous Red House at Bexleyheath in Kent. Here his ideas found practical expression in its decoration, undertaken with the help of his artist craftsman friends Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Madox Brown and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who envisaged the project as the first stage in a campaign against the debased artistic standards of the mid-Victorian age. From these beginnings, MacCarthy charts the development of a revolution: the setting-up of Morriss shop (later Morris & Co.), his embracing of radical ideas of sexual freedom and libertarianism, and the publication of his visionary novel News from Nowhere (1890), in which he advanced his hopes for a dismantling of the stultifying structures of society and their replacement by a more equable and fluid way of life. Later chapters explore how Morris' ideas came to influence the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain, Europe and the USA, the Garden City movement, and numerous artists and craftspeople who sought to negotiate a viable place within the modern world in the troubled years that followed the First World War. Finally, MacCarthy explains the continuing relevance of Morris' ideals, as expressed in the planning and execution of the Festival of Britain in 1951, a regenerative project of the post-war Labour government that inspired a number of young designers such as Terence Conran with a direct sense of mission to bring the highest design standards within the reach of everyone.

Book Description: This beautifully illustrated book portrays the life of an artist and writer who revolutionized Victorian society and whose legacy is still widely embraced today.

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