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

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ISBN-13:
9780300209464
Einband:
Gebundene Ausgabe
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.01.1970
Seiten:
184
Autor:
Fiona MacCarthy
Gewicht:
1161 g
SKU:
INF1100402864
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

William Morris (18341896) was an artist, craftsman, designer, poet,
polymath, and visionary thinker. Well known for advocating that objects
of beauty be accessible to all, Morris had a tremendous impact on the
British Socialist movement, the Arts and Crafts movement, the Garden
City movement, as well as on successive generations of artists and
thinkers in Britain and beyond. In this fascinating book, Fiona
MacCarthy examines Morris’s vision of a society in which art could
flourish, and how this idea resonated over the ensuing century.
Anarchy and Beauty takes
the reader through Morris’s fascinating career, from the establishment
of his decorative arts shop (later Morris & Co.), to his radical
sexual politics and libertarianism, and the publication in 1890 of his
novelNews from Nowhere, which envisions a utopian socialist
society. MacCarthy then looks at the numerous artists and movements that
bear the influence of Morris’s ideas: Arts and Crafts and the Garden
City, which took hold in both Europe and the United States; artists’
communities that sprung up during the interwar years; and the 1951
Festival of Britain, whose mission was to bring the highest standards of
design within the reach of everyone.