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The Resource Anarchy & beauty : William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960, Fiona MacCarthy

Anarchy & beauty : William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960, Fiona MacCarthy

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Anarchy & beauty : William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960
Title
Anarchy & beauty
Title remainder
William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960
Statement of responsibility
Fiona MacCarthy
Title variation
  • Anarchy and beauty
  • William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960
Creator
Contributor
Author
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"William Morris (1834-1896) was an artist, craftsman, designer, poet, polymath, and visionary thinker. Well known for advocating that objects of beauty be accessible to all, Morris had a tremendous impact on the British Socialist movement, the Arts and Crafts movement, the Garden City movement, as well as on successive generations of artists and thinkers in Britain and beyond. In this fascinating book, Fiona MacCarthy examines Morris's vision of a society in which art could flourish, and how this idea resonated over the ensuing century. Anarchy and Beauty takes the reader through Morris's fascinating career, from the establishment of his decorative arts shop (later Morris & Co.), to his radical sexual politics and libertarianism, and the publication in 1890 of his novel News from Nowhere, which envisions a utopian socialist society. MacCarthy then looks at the numerous artists and movements that bear the influence of Morris's ideas: Arts and Crafts and the Garden City, which took hold in both Europe and the United States; artists' communities that sprung up during the interwar years; and the 1951 Festival of Britain, whose mission was to bring the highest standards of design within the reach of everyone."--Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
MacCarthy, Fiona
Dewey number
745.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
NK942.M8
LC item number
A4 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1834-1896
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Morris, William
  • National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morris, William
  • Morris, William
  • Morris & Co. (London, England)
  • Festival of Britain
  • Arts and crafts movement
  • Artists
  • Artisans
  • Visionaries
Label
Anarchy & beauty : William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960, Fiona MacCarthy
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Published to accompany an exhibition of the same name held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, October 16, 2014-January 11, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-163) and index
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
Contents
The art that is life: William Morris and the Red House Circle -- The Fellowship of the New Life: sexual politics and libertarianism -- Arts and Crafts: the meaning of the handmade object -- Cities of the sun: the garden city movement -- Heavens on earth: inter-war artistic communities -- Art for the people: the Festival of Britain
Control code
ocn877370159
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780300209464
Lccn
2014941830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)877370159
Label
Anarchy & beauty : William Morris and his legacy, 1860-1960, Fiona MacCarthy
Publication
Copyright
Note
Published to accompany an exhibition of the same name held at the National Portrait Gallery, London, October 16, 2014-January 11, 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-163) and index
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
Contents
The art that is life: William Morris and the Red House Circle -- The Fellowship of the New Life: sexual politics and libertarianism -- Arts and Crafts: the meaning of the handmade object -- Cities of the sun: the garden city movement -- Heavens on earth: inter-war artistic communities -- Art for the people: the Festival of Britain
Control code
ocn877370159
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9780300209464
Lccn
2014941830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)877370159

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