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William Morris : design and enterprise in Victorian Britain

Author: Charles Harvey; Jon Press
Publisher: Manchester [England] ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The many achievements of William Morris are described in this volume, which explores his multifaceted career as a political writer and activist, an artist and designer, a man of letters, and a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harvey, Charles, 1950-
William Morris.
Manchester [England] ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY, USA : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)551642643
Named Person: William Morris; William Morris; William Morris; William Morris; William Morris; William (Künstler Morris
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Harvey; Jon Press
ISBN: 0719024188 9780719024184 0719024196 9780719024191
OCLC Number: 22597370
Description: x, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: William Morris: writer, designer and social critic --
1. The quest for a life of purpose: Morris before the firm, 1834-1861 --
2. Idealism and action: the early years of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co.,1861-1869 --
3. Markets and their decorative arts: Morris the man of business, 1869-1875 --
4. Experimentation and growth: Morris as designer-craftsman, 1875-1881 --
5. A Ruskinian dream: Morris at Merton Abbey, 1881-1883 --
6. Socialism and the mature enterprise, 1883-1891 --
7. Morris, Kelmscott and the firm, 1890-1940 --
Conclusion: Art, enterprise and ethics --
Index --
The William Morris Society.
Responsibility: Charles Harvey and Jon Press.

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