William Morris and Morris & Co.
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2003
  • Price: $29.95
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 0-8109-6612-3
  • EAN: 9780810966123
  • Page Count: 96
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

Have nothing in your house which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." —William Morris William Morris's wallpaper, carpets, and other textile designs are as popular today as they were when he created them in the late 1880s. One of the most influential figures in the history of the decorative arts, Morris (1834 -1896) challenged the mass-production methods of the industrial revolution and launched the revival of handcrafted work that became known as the Arts and Crafts movement. His firm, Morris & Co, created wood furniture, hand-woven tapestries, embroideries, printed textiles, woven fabrics, stained glass, tiles, and block-printed wallpapers, many of which are still being produced—by the same methods—more than a century later. This new book shows how to incorporate Morris's designs and theories into contemporary interiors. Carefully chosen photographs show a wide variety of rooms using Morris designs, and include details of individual textile and wallpaper patterns. Inspired by nature and featuring soft, pure colors, Morris's designs are classics, still relevant and stylish in today's interiors.

About the author

Lucia Van der Post is a well-known writer and editor specializing in interior design, luxury goods, and travel. She writes frequently for the Financial Times and other newspapers and magazines around the world. Linda Parry is a leading expert on Morris and the general editor of Abrams' William Morris.