The popularity and influence of William Morris cannot be underestimated - a man of many talents, he was a poet, writer, social campaigner, artist, designer and, with his Kelmscott Press, a fine book printer and publisher.
A hugely important figure of the Arts and Crafts movement, he is best known for his superior wallpaper and textile designs, intricately weaving together natural motifs in highly stylized two-dimensional patterns with medieval influences. Organized into five sections - Life, Inspiration & Influences, Media & Techniques, Politics & Society and Arts & Crafts - The World's Greatest Art: William Morris enables the reader to consider Morris from different angles and contexts, providing a broader understanding of this great artist.
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The Englishman Julian Beecroft is a Doctor of Philosophy and a freelance arts/travel writer, who has written newspaper and magazine articles for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, 1843 Magazine, The London Magazine, Sussex Life and Kent Life, as well as museum blogs for Dulwich Picture Gallery in London and the Groninger Museum in Groningen. These pieces covered the visual arts, classical music and more general cultural history, sometimes in the context of travel writing. He also published nine artbooks for Flame Tree Publishing: on Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Paul Cezanne, William Morris and Art Nouveau.
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