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William Morris: Arbutus Pattern Bookmark

$2.95

Published with: the Brooklyn Museum

William Morris (English, 1834–1896) Arbutus pattern, wallpaper sample
• High-quality printing on heavy stock
• Attractively packaged in a recyclable plastic sleeve for protection
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Published with the Brooklyn Museum

Size: 2.25 x 7.25 in.

ISBN 9780764942563

William Morris

A leader of the Arts and Crafts movement—which valued handicrafts over mass-produced goods—William Morris (English, 1834–1896) was also a writer, a founder of England’s socialist movement, and a designer of typefaces, fabrics, and wallpapers. He believed that decoration, in its finest form, gives pleasure to those who use it, as well as to those who make it. So after training as an architect, he cofounded a decorating company to produce glasswork, metalwork, and countless other crafts, including many textiles he designed himself. His genius shone brightly in the design of complex, intricately repetitive patterns. His work defines the best of Victorian fashion and was important to the development of Art Nouveau. Morris’s designs are as elegant today as when they came off his drawing board.
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