The Resource William Morris's flowers, Rowan Bain

William Morris's flowers, Rowan Bain

Label
William Morris's flowers
Title
William Morris's flowers
Statement of responsibility
Rowan Bain
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A passionate advocate of craftsmanship over mass-production, William Morris (1834- 1896) designed a huge variety of objects, but it is his highly original carpet, fabric and wallpaper patterns that have continued to capture the imagination and exert their influence on the decorative arts. Around 600 such designs are attributed to Morris, of which the vast majority are based on natural forms, including trees, plants and flowers. This beautifully designed, accessibly priced gift book offers a wealth of designs by Morris in which flowers are the principal motif, bringing together not only completed patterns but also working drawings in pen and watercolour, and examples of his pearwood, floral-pattern printing blocks. It also explores examples of the sources that inspired Morris's flower-based designs: his own gardens at the Red House in Kent, Kelmscott Manor in Oxfordshire and elsewhere; 16th- and 17th-century herbals; illuminated medieval manuscripts; late medieval and Renaissance tapestries; and a range of decorated objects, particularly from the Islamic world, that Morris studied at the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A). Authored by Rowan Bain, curator at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, north London, and lavishly illustrated with almost 100 colour illustrations, this exquisite book will both inform and delight
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bain, Rowan
Dewey number
700.941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
NX543-547.6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morris, William
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Flowers in art
  • Design
  • Arts and crafts movement
  • Decoration and ornament
  • Decoration and ornament
Target audience
adult
Label
William Morris's flowers, Rowan Bain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 142)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780500480458
Lccn
2019932288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1107693523
  • 2034682
  • (OCoLC)on1107693523
  • 2034682
Label
William Morris's flowers, Rowan Bain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 142)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9780500480458
Lccn
2019932288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1107693523
  • 2034682
  • (OCoLC)on1107693523
  • 2034682

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