William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the great figures of the 19th century-a pioneer of modern design. His work as a visionary designer, manufacturer, political activist and social reformer had a profound influence on his contemporaries and on subsequent generations. As founder and owner of Morris & Co. he revitalised the craft tradition and established a simplified, popular and highly aesthetic look.This richly illustrated overview focuses on all aspects of Morris's design work-interiors, stained glass, furniture, tiles, wallpapers, embroidery, textiles, tapestries, carpets, and calligraphy-while detailing the events of his remarkable life.
Charlotte & Peter Fiell have written numerous TASCHEN books, including 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A-Z, Scandinavian Design, Designing the 21st Century, Graphic Design for the 21st Century, 1000 Lights and Contemporary Graphic Design. They have also edited TASCHEN's Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928-1999.