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Anarchy & beauty : William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960

Author: Fiona MacCarthy; William Morris; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain),
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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William Morris (1834-1896) was an artist, craftsman, designer, poet, polymath, and visionary thinker. Well known for advocating that objects of beauty be accessible to all, Morris had a tremendous impact on the British Socialist movement, the Arts and Crafts movement, the Garden City movement, as well as on successive generations of artists and thinkers in Britain and beyond. In this fascinating book, Fiona  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: William Morris; William Morris; William Morris
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona MacCarthy; William Morris; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain),
ISBN: 0300209460 9780300209464
OCLC Number: 877370159
Notes: Published to accompany an exhibition of the same name held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, October 16, 2014-January 11, 2015.
Description: 183 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits, plans ; 27 cm
Contents: The art that is life: William Morris and the Red House Circle --
The Fellowship of the New Life: sexual politics and libertarianism --
Arts and Crafts: the meaning of the handmade object --
Cities of the sun: the garden city movement --
Heavens on earth: inter-war artistic communities --
Art for the people: the Festival of Britain.
Other Titles: Anarchy and beauty
William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960
Responsibility: Fiona MacCarthy.

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William Morris (1834-1896) was an artist, craftsman, designer, poet, polymath, and visionary thinker. Well known for advocating that objects of beauty be accessible to all, Morris had a tremendous impact on the British Socialist movement, the Arts and Crafts movement, the Garden City movement, as well as on successive generations of artists and thinkers in Britain and beyond. In this fascinating book, Fiona MacCarthy examines Morris's vision of a society in which art could flourish, and how this idea resonated over the ensuing century. Anarchy and Beauty takes the reader through Morris's fascinating career, from the establishment of his decorative arts shop (later Morris & Co.), to his radical sexual politics and libertarianism, and the publication in 1890 of his novel News from Nowhere, which envisions a utopian socialist society. MacCarthy then looks at the numerous artists and movements that bear the influence of Morris's ideas: Arts and Crafts and the Garden City, which took hold in both Europe and the United States; artists' communities that sprung up during the interwar years; and the 1951 Festival of Britain, whose mission was to bring the highest standards of design within the reach of everyone. -- Publisher.

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