William Morris’s Flowers – Rowan Bain
Few people have had such a lasting impact on design in Britain as William Morris; many of his designs remain in print and use today. A prolific designer of home furnishings, he was also a craftsman, writer, poet, social activist and conservationist.
Part of his genius as a designer stems from his ability to distil the wild, rambling British countryside and its flora into well-ordered patterns. His sensitivity to the natural world coupled with his innate talent helped him create multiple patterns of flower and foliage.
In her book, Rowan Bain considers Morris’s life and inspirations and then explores many of his individual works, from fabric designs, to tile designs and artwork used in stained glass giving incite to why the designs are successful and in some instances showing the preparatory sketches and layouts that were made before the final works.
Hardback. 144 pages.
17.5cm x 19.7cm x 1.8cm