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William Morris and his types. by William S. Peterson

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Written in English


  • Morris, William, -- 1834-1896.

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The Physical Object
Paginationp. 16-25
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19125180M

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William Morris has books on Goodreads with ratings. William Morris’s most popular book is The Wood Beyond the World. THE WILLIAM MORRIS LEGACY. William Morris () is regarded by some as the greatest designer and one of the most outstanding figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement. He was also a poet, artist, philosopher, typographer and political theorist. With novels like `The Wood Beyond the World‘ () William Morris has gone down in history as the forerunner for much of the modern-day fantasy genre. C.S. Lewis, who wrote `The Chronicles of Narnia‘, cited Morris as one of his favourite authors, and J.R.R. Tolkien was influenced by Morris‘ fantasies in writing `The Lord of the Rings. Morris designed his type after the best examples of early printers, what he called his “golden type” which he copied after Jenson, Parautz, Coburger and others. With this in mind, Morris took equal care on the choice of his paper which he adapted to his subject with the same care that governed his selection of material for binding.

For his manuscript books, Morris developed a repertoire of five scripts, teaching himself how to form both roman and italic, as well as how to produce gilded letters. One of Morris's completed manuscripts was A Book of Verse (), a book made for Morris's close friend Georgiana Burne-Jones. William Morris. William Morris (24 March – 3 October ) was a revolutionary force in Victorian Britain: his work as an artist, designer, craftsman, writer and socialist dramatically changed the fashions and ideologies of the era.   Morris designed Trellis after being unable to find a wallpaper that he liked enough for his own home. Inspired by the rose trellis in the garden of the Red House, Morris designed the pattern which went on sale in Interestingly, Morris could not draw birds, and the birds for this design were actually sketched by Philip Webb, the same friend and architect who designed the Red House. William Morris was born in Essex and educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He was the founding editor of the Oxford and Cambridge Magazine () in which many of his early poems appear. He was a practising painter () and public lecturer on art, architecture and socialism ().

Infused with his socialist ideas and romantic utopianism, this book offers Morris's vision of a simple world in which art or 'work-pleasure' is demanded of and enjoyed by all. In (the same year he turned down the Poet Laureateship after the death of Tennyson), Morris set up the Kelmscott Press. Morris designed his own typeface - Kelmscott Chaucer - for the printing of Chaucer's works - with illustrations by Burne-Jones, and died soon after its completion. "It was the essence of my undertaking to produce books which it would be a pleasure to look upon as pieces of printing and arrangement of type." [NOM] Fonts designed by William Morris. William Morris was a leading member of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Morris is mostly known as a designer of patterns for wallpaper and textiles. Morris was also an artist, designer, printer, typographer, bookbinder, craftsman, poet, writer and champion of socialist ideals. The Online Books Page. Online Books by. William Morris (Morris, William, ) Online books about this author are available, as is a Wikipedia article.. Morris, William, The Aims of Art (London: Office of "The Commonweal", ) multiple formats at Google; US access only.