William Morris Designs and Motifs
"William Morris continues to be celebrated as one of the most imaginative and lyrical designers of the nineteenth century. Many of his patterns are still in production today, and his evocative flowing lines have offered inspiration to succeeding generations of applied artists." "The twenty-six plates in this collection have been chosen to represent a broad cross-section of Morris's patterns for furnishing textiles and wallpapers, and the large format makes it possible to study the designs as they were first created. Norah Gillow's Introduction provides an informative background to the artist and the work of his company, Morris and Co. This superb reference book, offering the best of Morris's beautiful interior designs in their original forms, is sure to appeal to artists, designers and art historians."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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acanthus acanthus leaves wind Ada Godman Albert Museum ANEMONE CHINTZ artist blackthorn blocks were required border of honeysuckle chintz designs coachhouse adjoining combining formal design CORNCOCKLE Courtesy cushion cover Daisy decorative arts designed by Morris DESIGNS AND MOTIFS diagonal dyes early wallpapers effects which Morris embroidery section Evenlode example exemplifies Morris's view fabrics firm firm's showrooms garden at Kelmscott gold thread half-indigo portions Hammersmith Rugs horizontal bands illusion of shallow inspiration Italian cut velvet Kelmscott House Kelmscott Manor late wallpaper London loose bower-like effect medieval Medway Merton Abbey Morris experimented Morris turned Naturalistic elements Norah Oxfordshire pattern designer Philip Webb Queen Square Red House river chintzes rows of clumps Scrolling acanthus leaves shallow depth sight of thrushes South Kensington Museum STANFORD STANFORD UNIVERSITY STRAWBERRY THIEF surprising that Morris TILE PANEL Trellis varied surface effect WALLPAPER DESIGN Wandle Plate weaving William de Morgan William Morris Gallery woodpecker workshops at Merton woven