William Morris Textiles
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: April 16, 2013
  • Price: $60.00
  • Trim Size: 8 12 x 10 58
  • ISBN: 1-85177-732-6
  • EAN: 9781851777327
  • Page Count: 304
  • Illustrations: 275 color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: North America

William Morris Textiles was the first comprehensive survey of the many hundreds of original, colorful textiles produced by William Morris (1834–1896) and the two commercial companies he founded and managed. To this day it remains the authority in the field, and this revised edition has been completely rewritten, reorganized, and expanded with beautiful new photography. Morris expert Linda Parry provides new insight into the embroideries, printed and woven textiles, carpets, and tapestries produced by Morris & Co., giving in-depth information about their design and manufacture. The varied, often highly specialized processes involved are discussed in detail, as are Morris’s working methods. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this is the unparalleled study of the subject.

About the author

Linda Parry is former deputy keeper of the department of furniture, textiles, and fashion at the V&A, where she worked for over 30 years. She is the author of Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement and British Textiles from 1850 to 1900, and editor of William Morris. Among the exhibitions she curated at the V&A are “Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement” (1988) and “William Morris” (1996).