In the history of the decorative arts there has
never been another designer who has achieved such lasting impact. While
lamenting the excesses of mass-production, he set up the firm of Morris,
Marshall, Faulkner and Company. Soon it was producing a range of goods,
from hand-woven tapestries, carpets and printed textiles to stained
glass, metalwork and furniture. What the company offered was quite
simply a way of life.
Now available in paperback, Pamela
Todd’s book celebrates William Morris’s genius, presenting a thorough
overview of his life and career, while setting out his guiding
principles so that a modern audience can recreate the Arts & Crafts
style in their own homes.
A series of case studies explores six contemporary houses – from a
modern London townhouse to a traditional Arts & Crafts home in
Massachusetts – that have followed and adapted Morris’s dicta,
brilliantly demonstrating how the style can be applied to our
The book concludes with a comprehensive style-sourcing section, as well as a gazetteer of places to visit for inspiration.
Переплет: Paperback, 23.5 x 29 cm
Количество страниц: 192, illustrations: 217, in colour: 140
Год издания: 2012