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

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

Label
William Morris & his palace of art : architecture, interiors & design at Red House
Title
William Morris & his palace of art
Title remainder
architecture, interiors & design at Red House
Statement of responsibility
Tessa Wild
Title variation
William Morris and his palace of art
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"William Morris & His Palace of Art: Architecture, Interiors and Design 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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wild, Tessa,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
NA7512.4.L6
LC item number
W55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morris, William
  • Webb, Philip
  • Morris, William
  • Webb, Philip
  • Red House (Bexley, London, England)
  • Red House (Bexley, London, England)
  • Interior decoration
  • Arts and crafts movement
  • Medievalism in architecture
  • Medievalism in art
  • Medievalism
  • London (England)
  • Arts and crafts movement
  • Buildings
  • Homes
  • Interior decoration
  • Medievalism
  • Medievalism in architecture
  • Medievalism in art
  • England
  • England
Label
William Morris & his palace of art : architecture, interiors & design at Red House, Tessa Wild
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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 -- Select bibliography -- Picture credits -- A Red House colour chart -- Acknowledgements
Control code
1050610892
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781781300558
Lccn
2019393922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), plans
System control number
(OCoLC)1050610892
Label
William Morris & his palace of art : architecture, interiors & design at Red House, Tessa Wild
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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 -- Select bibliography -- Picture credits -- A Red House colour chart -- Acknowledgements
Control code
1050610892
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781781300558
Lccn
2019393922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), plans
System control number
(OCoLC)1050610892

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