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William Morris & his palace of art : architecture, interiors & design at Red House / Tessa Wild.

Author/Creator:
Wild, Tessa, author.
Other Title:
William Morris and his palace of art
Publication:
London ; New York : Philip Wilson Publishers, 2018. , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Subjects:
Morris, William, 1834-1896 -- Homes and haunts -- England -- London.
Webb, Philip, 1831-1915.
Red House (Bexley, London, England)
Interior decoration -- England -- London.
Arts and crafts movement -- England -- London.
Medievalism in architecture.
Medievalism in art.
Medievalism -- England -- History -- 19th century.
London (England) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Morris, William, 1834-1896.
Webb, Philip, 1831-1915.
Red House (Bexley, London, England)
Arts and crafts movement.
Buildings.
Homes.
Interior decoration.
Medievalism.
Medievalism in architecture.
Medievalism in art.
England.
England -- London.
Local subjects:
Red House (London)
Morris & Co. (London)
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"William Morris Rediscovered: Early Years at Red House is a comprehensive new study of Red House, Bexleyheath; the only house commissioned by William Morris and the first independent architectural work of his close friend, Philip Webb. Morris moved in to Red House as an ebullient young man of 26, with an independent income and a head brimming with ideas and the persistent question of 'how best to live?' Red House, together with its Pre-Raphaelite garden, stands as the physical embodiment of his exuberant spirit, youthful ambition, passionate medievalism, creativity and great sense of possibility. For five intense years from 1860-5, it was a place of halcyon days - happy family life, loyal friendship, humoured competition, and the jovial campaign of decorating; furnishing the house and designing the garden to meet his emergent taste for strong colour, complex pattern making and medieval inspired furniture and garderns. Recent research has revealed that the original decorative finishes have survived to a surprising degree, providing tantalising glimpses and in several instances of 1860-5. Drawing on a wealth of new physical evidence, this book will argue that Red House constitutes an ambitious and critical chapter in his design history which reveals Morris's early confidence and artistic breadth through his little-known, experimental aesthetic. It will re-consider the inspiration it provided for the founding of 'the Firm' of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (later Morris & Co.), in 1861, and the vital collaboration of Webb, Burne-Jones, Rossetti and their intimate circle in realising Morris's dream for his house." -- Publisher's description
Contents:
'Si je puis': 'If I can'
Before Red House: Oxford and London
Designing and building Red House
Decorating and furnishing the house
The garden
The Firm
Relinquishing Red House
Red House after Morris.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-265) and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Erpf Fund bookplate.
ISBN:
9781781300558
1781300550
OCLC:
1050610892
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