William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the great figures of the
19th century-a pioneer of modern design. His work as a visionary
designer, manufacturer, political activist and social reformer had a
profound influence on his contemporaries and on subsequent generations.
As founder and owner of Morris & Co. he revitalised the craft
tradition and established a simplified, popular and highly aesthetic
look.This richly illustrated overview focuses on all aspects of Morris's
design work-interiors, stained glass, furniture, tiles, wallpapers,
embroidery, textiles, tapestries, carpets, and calligraphy-while
detailing the events of his remarkable life.