Skip to Content
Anarchy & beauty: William Morris & his legacy, 1860-1960

Anarchy & beauty: William Morris & his legacy, 1860-1960

MacCarthy, Fiona, author; National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain), publisher

William Morris (1834-96) regarded beauty as a basic human birthright. In this fascinating book, which accompanies a major exhibition, Morris' 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. In 1860 Morris moved into the now famous Red House at Bexleyheath in Kent. Here his ideas found practical expression in its decoration, undertaken with the help of his artistcraftsman friends Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Madox Brown and Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: National Portrait Gallery, 2014

No availability records for this item


Statement of responsibility: by Fiona MacCarthy
ISBN: 1855144840, 9781855144842
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 184 pages : illustrations (colour)
Subject: Morris, William, 1834-1896.; Arts and crafts movement.; Art and Design.; Aesthetics, Modern 19th century.