Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy, 1860 – 1960

‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.’
William Morris lecture, ‘The Beauty of Life’, 1880

William Morris (1834–96) regarded beauty as a basic human birthright. In this fascinating book, which accompanies the exhibition, Morris’s biographer Fiona MacCarthy looks at how his highly original and generous vision of a new form of society in which art could flourish has reverberated through the decades.

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Published 16 October 2014
192 pages, 120 illustrations
RRP £30


William Morris: Words and Wisdom

A collection of observations by, and about, the great British polymath, visionary, designer and writer. Accompanied by images of Morris, his work and his collaborators.

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Published 16 October 2014
144 pages, 80 illustrations
RRP £10, paperback