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Author Morris, May, 1862-1938, artist.

Title May Morris : arts & crafts designer / Anna Mason, Jan Marsh, Jenny Lister, Rowan Bain, and Hanne Faurby ; with contributions by Alice McEwan and Catherine White ; foreword by Lynn Hulse.

Publication Info. [New York, New York] : Thames & Hudson ; London : Victoria and Albert Museum, 2017.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    745.4492 Morris,M MOR    Available
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Description 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 cm
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Note "Published in association with the exhibition, 'May Morris: Art and Life', William Morris Gallery, London, 7 October 2017-28 January 2018"--Title page verso.
Lead curator for the exhibition: Anna Mason.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-213) and index.
Contents A well-crafted life -- Sketches and watercolours -- Wallpapers and embroidery -- Book covers and designs -- Dress and costume -- Jewellery and metalwork.
Summary May Morris, youngest daughter of influential designer William Morris, was one of the leading female contributors to the Arts and Crafts Movement. She ran the embroidery department of her father's famous firm Morris & Co., and had a successful freelance career as a designer, maker, and exhibitor, founding the Women's Guild of Arts in 1907 and undertaking a lecture tour in the United States between 1909 and 1910. May's approach to embroidery was innovative and widely influential in the UK and abroad, yet her important contribution to embroidery is often overshadowed by the accomplishments of her more famous father. May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer is an attractive introduction to May's work, with exquisite images including close-up photographs of her embroideries. The book is divided into five chapters--Sketches and Watercolors, Wallpapers and Embroidery, Book Covers and Designs, May Morris and the Art of Dress, and Jewelry and Metalwork--each of which opens with an introductory text, followed by catalog entries with extended captions. Interspersed within the chronological arrangement of objects are feature spreads highlighting particular aspects of May Morris's work.
Subject Morris, May, 1862-1938 -- Exhibitions.
Arts and crafts movement -- England -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Mason, Anna (Art historian), contributor, curator.
Marsh, Jan, 1942- contributor.
Lister, Jenny (Museum curator), contributor.
William Morris Gallery and Brangwyn Gift (London, England), host institution.
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May Morris : arts and crafts designer
ISBN 9780500480212 (hardcover)
0500480214 (hardcover)

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