William Morris A Life for Our TimeWilliam Morris A Life for Our Time



Winner of the Wolfson History Prize, and described by A.S.Byatt as 'one of the finest biographies ever published', this is Fiona MacCarthy's magisterial biography of William Morris, legendary designer and father of the Victorian Arts and ...

Author: Fiona MacCarthy

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Winner of the Wolfson History Prize, and described by A.S.Byatt as 'one of the finest biographies ever published', this is Fiona MacCarthy's magisterial biography of William Morris, legendary designer and father of the Victorian Arts and Crafts movement. 'Thrilling, absorbing and majestic.' Independent 'Wonderfully ambitious ... The definitive Morris biography.' Sunday Times 'Delicious and intelligent, full of shining detail and mysteries respected.' Daily Telegraph 'Oh, the careful detail of this marvellous book! . . . A model of scholarly biography'. New Statesman Since his death in 1896, William Morris has been celebrated as a giant of the Victorian era. But his genius was so multifaceted and so profound that its full extent has rarely been grasped. Many people may find it hard to believe that the greatest English designer of his time - possibly of all time - could also be internationally renowned as a founder of the socialist movement, and ranked as a poet with Tennyson and Browning. In her definitive biography - insightful, comprehensive, addictively readable - the award-winning Fiona MacCarthy gives us a richly detailed portrait of Morris's complex character for the first time, shedding light on his immense creative powers as artist and designer of furniture, fabrics, wallpaper, stained glass, tapestry, and books; his role as a poet, novelist and translator; on his psychology and his emotional life; his frenetic activities as polemicist and reformer; and his remarkable circle of friends, literary, artistic and political, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. It is a masterpiece of biographical art.

William MorrisWilliam Morris



The author, Fiona MacCarthy, is the curator of the National Portrait Gallery's 2014-15 exhibition Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy .

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Winner of the Wolfson History Prize, the essential biography of the father of the Arts and Crafts movement. The author, Fiona MacCarthy, is the curator of the National Portrait Gallery's 2014-15 exhibition Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy.'One of the finest biographies ever published in this country' A. S. Byatt Since his death in 1896, William Morris has come to be regarded as one of the giants of the Victorian era. But his genius was so many-sided and so profound that its full extent has rarely been grasped. Many people may find it hard to believe that the greatest English designer of his time, possibly of all time, could also be internationally renowned as a founder of the socialist movement, and could have been ranked as a poet together with Tennyson and Browning.With penetrating insight, Fiona MacCarthy has managed to encompass all the different facets of Morris's complex character, shedding light on his immense creative powers as artist and designer of furniture, fabrics, wallpaper, stained glass, tapestry and books, and as a poet, novelist and translator; his psychology and his emotional life; his frenetic activities as polemicist and reformer; and his remarkable circle of friends, literary, artistic and political, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. Fiona MacCarthy's skilful drawing together of these disparate elements makes for a comprehensive and compelling biography.

William MorrisWilliam Morris



This biography looks at the life and work of one of the greatest English designers of all time, who was also internationally renowned as a founder of the socialist movement and ranked as a poet together with Tennyson and Browning.

Author: Fiona MacCarthy

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Since his death in 1896, William Morris has come to be recognized as one of the giants of the 19th century. But his genius was so many-sided and so profound that its full extent has rarely been grasped. This biography looks at the life and work of one of the greatest English designers of all time, who was also internationally renowned as a founder of the socialist movement and ranked as a poet together with Tennyson and Browning.

The Routledge Companion to William MorrisThe Routledge Companion to William Morris



New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974. Codell, Julie F. The Victorian
Artist: Artists' Lifewritings in Britain, ca. 1870–1910. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2003. “Death of Mr. William Morris,” The Times (London),
October 5, ...

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William Morris (1834–96) was an English poet, decorative artist, translator, romance writer, book designer, preservationist, socialist theorist, and political activist, whose admirers have been drawn to the sheer intensity of his artistic endeavors and efforts to live up to radical ideals of social justice. This Companion draws together historical and critical responses to the impressive range of Morris’s multi-faceted life and activities: his homes, travels, family, business practices, decorative artwork, poetry, fantasy romances, translations, political activism, eco-socialism, and book collecting and design. Each chapter provides valuable historical and literary background information, reviews relevant opinions on its subject from the late-nineteenth century to the present, and offers new approaches to important aspects of its topic. Morris’s eclectic methodology and the perennial relevance of his insights and practice make this an essential handbook for those interested in art history, poetry, translation, literature, book design, environmentalism, political activism, and Victorian and utopian studies.

The Last Pre RaphaeliteThe Last Pre Raphaelite



In Fiona MacCarthy’s riveting account, Burne-Jones’s exchange of faith for art places him at the intersection of the nineteenth century and the Modern, as he leads us forward from Victorian mores and attitudes to the psychological, ...

Author: Fiona MacCarthy

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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In Fiona MacCarthy’s riveting account, Burne-Jones’s exchange of faith for art places him at the intersection of the nineteenth century and the Modern, as he leads us forward from Victorian mores and attitudes to the psychological, sexual, and artistic audacity that would characterize the early twentieth century.

GropiusGropius



Fiona MacCarthy challenges the image of Walter Gropius as a doctrinaire architectural rationalist, bringing out the vision and courage that carried him through a politically hostile age.

Author: Fiona MacCarthy

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 9780674737853

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Fiona MacCarthy challenges the image of Walter Gropius as a doctrinaire architectural rationalist, bringing out the vision and courage that carried him through a politically hostile age. Approaching the Bauhaus founder from all angles, she offers a poignant personal story, one that reexamines the urges that drove Euro-American modernism as a whole.

ByronByron



She tells the full story of their famous disagreement, ending as a rift between them as Byron's poetry became more recklessly controversial.

Author: Fiona MacCarthy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444799873

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Fiona MacCarthy makes a breakthrough in interpreting Byron's life and poetry drawing on John Murray's world-famous archive. She brings a fresh eye to his early years: his childhood in Scotland, embattled relations with his mother, the effect of his deformed foot on his development. She traces his early travels in the Mediterranean and the East, throwing light on his relationships with adolescent boys - a hidden subject in earlier biographies. While paying due attention to the compelling tragicomedy of Byron's marriage, his incestuous love for his half-sister Augusta and the clamorous attention of his female fans, she gives a new importance to his close male friendships, in particular that with his publisher John Murray. She tells the full story of their famous disagreement, ending as a rift between them as Byron's poetry became more recklessly controversial. Byron was a celebrity in his own lifetime, becoming a 'superstar' in 1812, after the publication of Childe Harold. The Byron legend grew to unprecedented proportions after his death in the Greek War of Independence at the age of thirty-six. The problem for a biographer is sifting the truth from the sentimental, the self-serving and the spurious. Fiona MacCarthy has overcome this to produce an immaculately researched biography, which is also her refreshing personal view.

Last CurtseyLast Curtsey



Fiona MacCarthy traces the stories of the girls who curtseyed that year, and shows how their lives were to open out in often very unexpected ways - as Britain itself changed irreversibly during the 1960s, and the certainties of the old ...

Author: Fiona MacCarthy

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Once upon a time the well-bred daughters of Britain's aristocracy took part in a female rite of passage: curtseying to the Queen. But in 1958 this ritual was coming to an end. Under pressure to shine - not least from their mothers - the girls became the focus for newspaper diarists and society photographers in a party season that stretched for months among the great houses of England, Ireland and Scotland. Fiona MacCarthy traces the stories of the girls who curtseyed that year, and shows how their lives were to open out in often very unexpected ways - as Britain itself changed irreversibly during the 1960s, and the certainties of the old order came to an end.

The Simple LifeThe Simple Life



The Simple Life (1981) was Fiona MacCarthy's first book, written while she was the Guardian's design correspondent (and before her acclaimed lives of Eric Gill, William Morris, and Edward Burne-Jones.) It tells of a venturesome effort to ...

Author: Fiona MacCarthy

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The Simple Life (1981) was Fiona MacCarthy's first book, written while she was the Guardian's design correspondent (and before her acclaimed lives of Eric Gill, William Morris, and Edward Burne-Jones.) It tells of a venturesome effort to enact an Edwardian Utopia in a small town in the Cotswolds. The leader of this endeavour was progressive-minded architect Charles Robert Ashbee, who in 1888 founded the Guild of Handicraft in Whitechapel, specialising in metalworking, jewellery and furniture and informed by the desire to improve society. In 1902 Ashbee and his East London comrades removed the Guild to Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire, hoping to construct a socialistic rural idyll. MacCarthy explores the impact of the experiment on the lives of the group and on the little town they occupied - tracing the Guild's fortunes and misfortunes, hilarious and grave, and the many fellow idealists and artists who were involved (among them William Morris, Roger Fry, and Sidney and Beatrice Webb.)

Social Democratic Politics in Britain 1881 1911Social Democratic Politics in Britain 1881 1911



... The Life and Times of Sidney and Beatrice Webb : 1858 - 1905 , the Formative
Years ( Macmillan , Basingstoke , 1999 ) Henderson , Philip , William Morris : His
Life , Work and Friends ( Thames and Hudson , 1967 ) Holman , Bob , Good Old ...

Author: Graham Johnson

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

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Morris Ediz inglese francese e tedescaMorris Ediz inglese francese e tedesca



William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the great figures of the 19th century - a pioneer of modern design.

Author: Charlotte Fiell

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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.

Delphi Complete Works of William Morris Illustrated Delphi Complete Works of William Morris Illustrated



A DEATH SONG POEMS BY THE WAY UNPUBLISHED POEMS AND FRAGMENTS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Translations GRETTIS SAGA THE SAGA OF GUNNLAUG THE WORM-TONGUE AND RAFN THE SKALD VÖLSUNG ...

Author: William Morris

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More famous now for being a pioneer textile designer, William Morris was also a celebrated poet, novelist, translator and socialist activist, whose literary contributions helped establish the modern fantasy genre. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Morris’ complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Morris’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 11 novels, with individual contents tables * Many rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories * Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read * Includes Morris’ translations and a selection of non-fiction - spend hours exploring the author’s varied works * Features Mackail’s seminal biography - discover Morris’ literary and artistic life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels A DREAM OF JOHN BALL THE HOUSE OF THE WOLFINGS THE ROOTS OF THE MOUNTAINS NEWS FROM NOWHERE THE STORY OF THE GLITTERING PLAIN THE WOOD BEYOND THE WORLD CHILD CHRISTOPHER AND GOLDILIND THE FAIR THE WELL AT THE WORLD’S END THE WATER OF THE WONDROUS ISLES THE SUNDERING FLOOD THE NOVEL ON BLUE PAPER The Shorter Fiction INTRODUCTION TO THE FANTASY SHORT STORIES OF MORRIS THE HOLLOW LAND A KING’S LESSON GOLDEN WINGS AND OTHER STORIES THE FOLK OF THE MOUNTAIN DOOR The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays THE TABLES TURNED; OR, NUPKINS AWAKENED The Poetry Collections THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE, AND OTHER POEMS THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JASON THE EARTHLY PARADISE LOVE IS ENOUGH THE STORY OF SIGURD THE VOLSUNG AND THE FALL OF THE NIBLUNGS THE PILGRIMS OF HOPE CHANTS FOR SOCIALISTS ALFRED LINNELL, KILLED IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE. A DEATH SONG POEMS BY THE WAY UNPUBLISHED POEMS AND FRAGMENTS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Translations GRETTIS SAGA THE SAGA OF GUNNLAUG THE WORM-TONGUE AND RAFN THE SKALD VÖLSUNG SAGA THREE NORTHERN LOVE STORIES, AND OTHER TALES THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER DONE INTO ENGLISH VERSE THE AENEIDS OF VIRGIL DONE INTO ENGLISH THE TALE OF BEOWULF DONE OUT OF THE OLD ENGLISH TONGUE THE ORDINATION OF KNIGHTHOOD OLD FRENCH ROMANCES DONE INTO ENGLISH The Non-Fiction SIGNS OF CHANGE PREFACE TO ‘ARTS AND CRAFTS ESSAYS BY MEMBERS OF THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOCIETY’ HOPES AND FEARS FOR ART PREFACE TO ‘MEDIAEVAL LORE FROM BARTHOLOMEW ANGLICUS’ THE ART AND CRAFT OF PRINTING Designs MORRIS & CO. TEXTILE DESIGNS MORRIS & CO. STAINED GLASS DESIGNS OIL PAINTING The Biography THE LIFE OF WILLIAM MORRIS by John William Mackail Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

Walter GropiusWalter Gropius



This is biography at its finest and most vivid.

Author: Fiona MacCarthy

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* A Times and New Statesman Book of the Year * * BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week * * Illustrated with over 130 colour photographs and drawings * 'A masterpiece.' Edmund de Waal 'Commanding, intelligent, gripping.' The Times From 1910 to 1930 Gropius was at the very centre of European modern art and design, as the founder of the German art school, the Bauhaus. Yet Gropius's beliefs and affiliations left him little choice but to leave Germany when Hitler came to power. In this riveting book, Fiona MacCarthy draws on new research to re-evaluate Gropius's work and life. From his shattering experiences in the First World War to his turbulent marriage to the notorious Alma Mahler and the tragic early death of their daughter, MacCarthy leads us through his disorientating years in London, to his final peaceful and productive life in America. This is biography at its finest and most vivid.



Georgie under the Branstock : The Love Life of William Morris CIARAN MURRAY
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Each v. has table of contents for all issues published.

The Rise of Socialism in Britain C 1881 1951The Rise of Socialism in Britain C 1881 1951



Indeed , she argues that the Communist Party was increasingly successful
between 1933 and 1945 because it followed the Harry Pollitt and Jimmy
Campbell ... 1977 ) and F. MacCarthy , William Morris : A Life of Our Time (
London , 1994 ) .

Author: Keith Laybourn

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited

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This book deals with the years 1881-1951 when socialism moved from being a small movement to a powerful organisation. At this time socialism became moderate and parliamentary in form, discarding Marxism and ethical socialism en route.

MakersMakers



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Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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Makers: A History of American Studio Craft

Eric GillEric Gill



'Fascinating on the work and fair to the man; a brilliant biography.' Independent 'Scrupulous and sensitive . . . A wise and foolish English eccentric in full glory.' Observer 'Full of insight and interest . . .

Author: Fiona MacCarthy

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ISBN: 9780571265824

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A gorgeous new edition of Fiona MacCarthy's ground-breaking biography of the artist-craftsman, typographer, and lettercutter, master wood-engraver, and sculptor: Eric Gill. 'Fascinating on the work and fair to the man; a brilliant biography.' Independent 'Scrupulous and sensitive . . . A wise and foolish English eccentric in full glory.' Observer 'Full of insight and interest . . . A considerable addition to modern biography.' Times Eric Gill was the greatest English artist-craftsman of the twentieth century: a typographer and lettercutter of genius and a master in the art of sculpture and wood-engraving. He was a devoted family man and key figure in three Catholic art and craft communities: yet he also believed in complete sexual freedom. In her controversial, landmark biography, originally published in 1989, celebrated biographer Fiona MacCarthy delves into the complex, dark, and contradictory sides of the man and the artist for the first time - and the result is his definitive portrait.