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Collection of seven films starring Gracie Fields. They are: 'Love, Life and Laughter' (1934), 'Sing As We Go' (1934), 'Sally in Our Alley' (1931), 'Looking On the Bright Side' (1932), 'Queen of Hearts' (1936), 'Look Up and Laugh' (1935) and 'The Show Goes On' (1937).
A double-bill of romantic comedies starring Gracie Fields. In 'Queen of Hearts' (1936), lowly seamstress Gracie Perkins (Fields) pretends to be a wealthy supporter of the local arts in order to get a part in an upcoming production. As her deception leads to ever more complications, she eventually wins out, charming one and all to become the star of the show. In 'Look Up and Laugh' (1935), Fields stars as Grace Pearson, one of several clerks in a small town market threatened with closure when the land is purchased by a department store chain. Gutsy Grace rallies the market traders to prevent the takeover - a protest aided by the timely discovery of a Royal Charter, which enables the stallholders to declare their market place an autonomous nation. This was the third film appearance for a 22-year-old Vivien Leigh, who has a bit part.
William Morris had a lifelong fascination with illuminated books. He collected thirteenth- and fourteenth-century manuscripts and became one of the foremost experts on the art of bookmaking and calligraphy. Aiming to resurrect a tradition that had fallen into abeyance with the invention of printing, he made eighteen illuminated books, using a variety of texts, during the course of his life. One of these, now held in the Bodleian Library, is a handmade edition of the Odes of Horace. The pages of this book, reproduced here in high-quality facsimile, are among the most intricate and ambitious that Morris ever created. Using a Renaissance italic style of calligraphy, he illuminated letters with delicate shades of gold and silver, and adorned them with floral decoration and miniature faces and figures. The openings to each of the four books of the Odes are stunning display pages on which Morris collaborated with the artists Edward Burne-Jones and Charles Fairfax Murray. The Roman poet Horace (65-8 BCE) wrote four books of lyric poetry in Latin which have subsequently been translated many times and have had an ongoing influence on Western literature. He combined descriptions of the everyday with the poetry of politics, patriotism, love and friendship, producing lines of beauty and wisdom which were very popular in Morris's day and continue to appeal in the twenty-first century. This facsimile edition is presented in a blind embossed slipcase featuring a detail from one of Burne-Jones' paintings in the book with a companion volume containing an introduction to William Morris's manuscript and an English translation of the Odes.
An accessible and exciting approach to William Morris, a true art and design hero. The beautifully designed book will look at William Morris as an artist and culture shaper and include his most famous work.
Pick up your pencils and make each of these famed William Morris patterns your own. Taking nature as his inspiration, William Morris created over a hundred intricate and iconic wallpaper, textile and embroidery designs. As much a poet and activist as a designer, today he is considered one of the most outstanding and influential designers of the Arts and Crafts movement of the late nineteenth century. His patterns continue to be made and sold today and can be found all over the country, including at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London. Relax and unwind with these beautiful, decorative patterns - and marvel at their timeless appeal.
Michael Rosen argues that William Morris' socialist poetry was part of a long tradition of protest writing and a signpost for future struggles. This volume includes work that has not been published since first appearing as propaganda in The Commonweal, the paper of Morris' Socialist League. Although poetry was a small part of his enormous written output, it is integral to understanding the level of commitment to change that William Morris felt.
Difficult boss; annoying colleagues; boring work? Asked to work harder and harder; told by your manager to lie; tempted to do something bad? This book helps you think through the calling to be a Christian at work by showing how God can be unexpectedly present even in the most difficult people and dilemmas. Work can become a place where you can exercise your talents, positively influence your business, and be a witness to Christ just by being who you are.
With this beautifully illustrated board book, learn your first words with William Morris and his lovely designs. Starting with a for apple and ending with z for zebra, this is the perfect introduction to first words for very young children.
With this beautifully illustrated board book, learn your numbers with William Morris and his lovely designs. Starting with one tree and ending with 10 butterflies, this is the perfect introduction to counting for very young children.
When the wife of Gordon Walter betrays him for another man, he leaves home on a trading voyage to avoid the necessity of a feud with her family. His efforts are fruitless, as word comes to him en route that his wife's clan has killed his father. As a storm then carries him to a faraway countr, the effect of this news is merely to sunder his last ties to his homeland. Walter comes to the castle of an enchantress, from which he rescues a captive maiden in a harrowing adventure (or rather, she rescues him).
Visionary English Socialist and pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement, William Morris argued that all work should be a source of pride and satisfaction, and that everyone should be entitled to beautiful surroundings - no matter what their class. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
William Morris is well known for his unmistakable tapestries, furniture, fabrics, wall paper and even stained glass. His work has now been used for over 150 years on many more decorative as well as functional products. The William Morris Playing Card Set features two standard size decks of playing cards in the famous Celandine and Seaweed designs. Each deck is in its own colorful box for safe keeping and the 2 sets are packaged in a keepsake drawer box. - Size: 4.25 x 5.75" - Includes: 2 Decks of 52 cards
William Morris was a dreamer with a genius for turning dreams into reality. Self-taught in thirteen different crafts, some of them ancient ones that had died out, he became the greatest European pattern-designer since the Middle Ages. He was, besides, a campaigning socialist and a pioneering environmentalist, a lyric poet and a forceful journalist, a storyteller and a maker of fine books. This volume illustrates the variety of Morris's prose, while focusing on one theme: the earthly paradise. The 'Nowhere' of News from Nowhere (1890) is England in 2102, an ideal pastoral society born out of revolution. It is as compelling a dream of the future as the nightmares of Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Exhilaratingly, it reminds us that nothing is inevitable about the way we live - now or in 1890.
With its radical blend of utopian socialism and science fiction, William Morris's novel News from Nowhere caused a stir when it was first published in instalments in the Commonweal in 1890. The narrator William Guest awakens to find himself in a utopian England in the 21st century. Industrial buildings have been transformed into a pastoral paradise; civilians are dressed in 14th-century costume; there is an abundance of openair markets and wooded areas and gardens; and money, prisons and divorce have been abolished. In this vision of a socialist future, individuals have the freedom to choose their own economic and creative pursuits. Two years after its initial publication, the novel became one of the first books printed by Morris's newly founded Kelmscott Press. A copy of this rare edition - only 300 were produced - is held in the National Art Library at the V this publication is a reproduction of that volume. Morris oversaw all aspects of the original production, from the selection of the paper and ink to the choice of his own Golden typeface and the position of the printed matter on the page. The result was a timeless triumph in book design and making. This new edition makes Morris's design available to a wide audience for the first time.
Keep favourite recipes at hand yet neatly filed in a decorative Galison recipe file box. Eight glossy tabbed dividers organize recipes into Fruits and Vegetables, Breads and Pasta, Eggs and Dairy, Soups and Salads, Meats and Poultry, Fish and Seafood, Desserts, and Beverages. Fifty 4 x 6" fill-in recipe cards are included, and printable blank recipe card templates are available online. The hinged box measures 6-1/4 x 3-1/4 x 8".
Authors Li and Morris have created a focused guide to pulses in the style of Li Shi-zhen, with an emphasis on a thorough understanding of the 27 pulse images. The purpose of this book is to give readers a solid feeling for the shape, force, and speed of the pulse and what those various signs might indicate.
News from Nowhere(1890) is the best-known prose work of William
Morris and the only significant English utopia to be written since
Thomas More's. The novel describes the encounter between a visitor
from the nineteenth century, William Guest, and a decentralized and
humane socialist future. Set over a century after a revolutionary
upheaval in 1952, these "Chapters from a Utopian Romance" recount
his journey across London and up the Thames to Kelmscott Manor,
Morris's own country house in Oxfordshire. Drawing on the work of
John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Morris's book is not only an evocative
statement of his egalitarian convictions but also a distinctive
contribution to the utopian tradition. Morris's rejection of state
socialism and his ambition to transform the relationship between
humankind and the natural world, give News from Nowhere a
particular resonance for modern readers. This text is based on the
1891 version, incorporating the extensive revisions made by Morris
to the first edition.
William Morris is well known for his unmistakable tapestries, furniture, fabrics, wall paper and even stained glass. His work has now been used for over 150 years on many more decorative as well as functional products. Inspired by Morris' Birds tapestry, The William Morris Birds Handmade Embroidered Journal from Galison features the bold turquoise, fuschia, and blue bird design which has been exquisitely detailed with embroidery. Hand made in India, uniquely crafted with rounded corners, and 120 lined pages of recycled cotton paper stock make this journal sure to please any writer or note taker. - Trim size: 7 x 10 inches - Handmade embroidered cover - Recycled cotton paper with sewn binding - 120 lined pages, solid color liner - Polybag packaging - Made in India
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