Light, airy, rooms...clean-lined wooden furnishings...richly patterned rugs and fabrics in colors inspired by nature. William Morris was the first to champion the styles that remain quintessentially modern today. William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Home is both a profile of this innovative tastemaker and a lavishly illustrated guide to decorating with these ever-popular elements. Over 200 photographs capture the Arts and Crafts look, both in Morris's own residences as well as in contemporary homes where the classic Morris aesthetic of simple beauty prevails. Organized by element, chapters on the legendary patterned fabrics and wallpapers he designed, his artisan wooden furniture, curtains and carpets, ceramics and metalwork all serve to illustrate Morris's unique vision. Informative, engaging, and delightful to peruse, William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Home captures the beauty and simplicity of these influential designs.
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Pamela Todd is an art historian who specializes in 19th century Britain. She lives in London.
The work of UK-based photographer Chris Tubbs has appeared in House and Garden and Travel + Leisure .
This beautifully illustrated volume combines an introduction to arts and crafts founder William Morris with contemporary interpretations of his design vision. The first section examines Morris' design philosophy, and lavishly illustrated chapters, featuring images from Morris' homes, showcase original designs for wallpapers, fabrics, and furniture as well as ideas for finishing touches and overall room composition. "Case studies" of contemporary interiors inspired by Morris' designs and philosophies make up the book's second half. The text is lively but could have benefited from stronger editing; whole quotes are repeated within pages of each other. Still, the visuals are stunning. Color photographs of sweeping interiors blend with sharp close-ups of Morris' patterns, including some unfinished projects, which offer a glimpse of his work methodology. Artists, designers, and browsers seeking to enliven their own living spaces will find much inspiration in this introduction to Morris' forward-thinking ideas about celebrating craftsmanship, finding inspiration in nature, and avoiding "the accumulation of useless things." A list of top arts and crafts sites in the U.K and North America is appended. Gillian Engberg
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