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.
- Additional Title(s):
May Morris : arts and crafts designer
- [New York, New York] : Thames & Hudson ; London : Victoria and Albert Museum, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 28 cm
- Reference LibraryNJ18.M8458 A12 2017 (LC) OversizeAccessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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- "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.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-213) and index.
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. Includes exquisite images including close-up photographs of her embroideries. Interspersed within the chronological arrangement of objects are feature spreads highlighting particular aspects of May Morris's work.
- Subject Terms:
- Arts and crafts movement -- England -- Exhibitions.Arts and crafts movement.England.Kunsthandwerk.Morris, May, 1862-1938 -- Exhibitions.Morris, May, 1862-1938.Morris, May, 1862-1938.Morris, May, 1862-1938.
- Exhibition catalogs.
- A well-crafted life
- Sketches and watercolours
- Wallpapers and embroidery
- Book covers and designs
- Dress and costume
- Jewellery and metalwork.