Cover of: William Morris Read Online

William Morris"s Kelmscott Landscape and History by

  • 517 Want to read
  • ·
  • 76 Currently reading

Published by Windgather Press .
Written in English


  • History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Houses, apartments, flats, etc,
  • Local history,
  • History,
  • History: World,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • 1834-1896,
  • England,
  • Homes and haunts,
  • Kelmscott,
  • Kelmscott Manor,
  • Morris, William,

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsAlan Crossley (Editor), Tom Hassall (Editor), Peter Salway (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12293160M
ISBN 101905119135
ISBN 109781905119134

Download William Morris"s Kelmscott


  Buy William Morris's Kelmscott: Landscape and History First Edition by Alan E. Crossley, Alan E. Crossley, Tom Hassall, Peter Salway (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Paperback. William Morris's Kelmscott: Landscape and History [Tom Hassall, Peter Salway, Alan Crossley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Kelmscott Manor is forever linked with the name of William Morris, pioneer conservationist and utopian socialist. William Morris (24 March – 3 October ) was a British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant Children: Jenny Morris, May Morris.   William Morris was born on Ma , and passed away on October 3, Over the course of his 62 years of life, Morris embodied the role of poet, novelist, social activist, and artist. He was passionate about many things, and he brought those passions to .

Get this from a library! William Morris's Kelmscott: landscape and history. [Alan Crossley; Tom Grafton Hassall; Peter Salway; Society of Antiquaries of London.; Kelmscott Landscape Project.;] -- Kelmscott Manor is forever linked with the name of William Morris, pioneer conservationist and utopian socialist, designer and father of the Arts and Crafts tradition. This woodcut title page was designed by William Morris for the only Kelmscott book to use a non-Morris type. Atlanta in Calydon's () Greek passages were set from Macmillan electrotype. Miller argues that work such as The Water of Wondrous Isles () should be . This is the only reissue of a book by Kelmscott Press. This edition (original ) added 23 lavish illustrations by Walter Crane, increased the book size and used black and red Troy type. The book has woodcut initials, a double spread title page, strapwork vignettes and designs throughout by . William Bowden was engaged as master-printer to run the practical side of the business. Morris named the press after Kelmscott Manor, his beloved country house in Wiltshire. What’s special about the Kelmscott Chaucer? The Kelmscott edition of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales set a new benchmark for book design at the end of the 19th.

Here ends the Book of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited by F. S. Ellis; ornamented with pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by W. H. Hooper. Printed by me William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith, in the County of Middlesex. Finished on the 8th day of May, [p. 55]. William Morris - William Morris - Iceland and socialism: As a poet, Morris first achieved fame and success with the romantic narrative The Life and Death of Jason (), which was soon followed by The Earthly Paradise (–70), a series of narrative poems based on classical and medieval sources. The best parts of The Earthly Paradise are the introductory poems on the months, in which. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer published in by the Kelmscott Press was the culmination of William Morris's vision for an ideal book. It embodied his love of medieval literature and art, as well as his love of beauty. Its vast scope and magnificence inspired his friend and collaborator Edward Burne-Jones to compare it to a "pocket cathedral.". More than years after his death, William Morris – founder of the Kelmscott Press – remains an influential figure in design and art, and his Kelmscott fine press books are highly prized. The textile designer, author and artist founded the Kelmscott Press in Morris () published.