The Resource William Morris : a life for our time, Fiona MacCarthy

William Morris : a life for our time, Fiona MacCarthy

Label
William Morris : a life for our time
Title
William Morris
Title remainder
a life for our time
Statement of responsibility
Fiona MacCarthy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"William Morris was an extraordinary figure, so manifold in his ambitions and talents, so outsize in his personality, that no single biographer has yet come to grips with his entire life, works, and character. As a wonderfully talented designer and artistic entrepreneur, Morris created a style that still lives; as a contradictory political figure - at once a radical and a traditionalist - he was a founding father of British Socialism in the era of Marx and Engels; as a poet and storyteller, he attained a huge contemporary reputation, producing several best-sellers; and as the husband of the Pre-Raphaelite icon Jane Morris (whose love affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti caused a stir and led to many famous paintings), he was the subject of personal torments as profound as his creative ones."--BOOK JACKET. "In this biography, Fiona MacCarthy brings all the strands together, from the dreamy boy in a London suburb spinning medieval fantasies to the great bearded patriarch dividing his time between the design and production of beautiful fabrics, the translation of Icelandic epics, and the promotion of Socialism on street corners. Her understanding of his work as an artist-craftsman is profound, yet she is equally illuminating about the strange mixture of nostalgia and yearning for change that shaped his politics. At the same time, she is prepared to deal frankly and in detail with his often painful personal life."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacCarthy, Fiona
Dewey number
821/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5083
LC item number
.M23 1995
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morris, William
  • Authors, English
  • Socialists
  • Designers
  • Artisans
Target audience
adult
Label
William Morris : a life for our time, Fiona MacCarthy
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 780 p.
Isbn
9780394585314
Lccn
95035074
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM32893191
  • CARL032893191
Label
William Morris : a life for our time, Fiona MacCarthy
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 780 p.
Isbn
9780394585314
Lccn
95035074
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM32893191
  • CARL032893191

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