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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.
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 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 Celandine Embroidered Pouch from Galison features a delicate floral pattern embellished with hand-embroidered details on a conveniently sized zipper pouch so it can be used for everything from desk supplies to toiletries. - Size: 9.5 x 5 x 1.5 inches - Silk screen with azo-free dyes - Made with 100% cotton - Poly bag packaging with hangtag - Made in India
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 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 Celandine Handmade Embroidered Journal from Galison features a delicate floral pattern which has been exquisitely detailed with embroidery. Hand made in India, uniquely crafted with rounded corners, and 120 lined pages of quality 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
For over 150 years William Morris has created beautiful and unmistakable fabric and wallpaper. The William Morris Celandine Embroidered Pouch from Galison features a delicate floral pattern embellished with hand-embroidered details on a conveniently sized zipper pouch so it can be used for everything from desk supplies to toiletries. - Size: 9.5 x 5 x 1.5 inches - Silk screen with azo-free dyes - Made with 100% cotton - Poly bag packaging with hangtag - Made in India
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".
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.
Four distinctive giftwrap papers based on designs by the great Victorian artist, author, and designer feature appealing, intricate florals and foliates. At just a fraction of the price of giftwrap from stationery stores, these full-color 18" x 24" sheets feature four different designs, plus four matching gift cards. Shrink-wrapped in a sturdy 9 1/4" x 12 1/4" folder (with no staples to mar the wrap), the sheets remain fresh and wrinkle-free till ready for use.
40 beautiful designs by one of Victorian era's most influential designers. Modestly priced, copyright-free collection of richly detailed patterns, faithfully reproduced from rare 1890s publication. Superb designs for wallpapers, chintzes, velveteens, tapestries, tiles, carpets, more.
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.
Sixteen handsome renderings based on projects by one of Victorian England's foremost leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement. Includes adaptations of wallpaper and textile designs as well as scenes of Adam Naming the Beasts, Sleeping Apostles, Angel and Woman, and many more. Add color and place translucent illustrations near a source of bright light for brilliant stained glass effects.
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
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.
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.
From the bawdy Wife of Bath's tale to the riddle set by the Franklin, this complete collection of 'The Canterbury Tales' makes for an easily accessible, entertaining read.
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