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William Morris : Reading List
Wednesday 06 February 2019

WILLIAM MORRIS – FURTHER READING - Information supplied by our February 2019 lecturer Jo Banham

 

The literature on William Morris is huge and the list below is highly selective:

full bibliographies can be found online www.morrissociety.org/morris/bibliography.  The most up-to-date and comprehensive account of Morris’s life is Fiona Macarthy’s biography. Her biography of Edward Burne-Jones also touches on many aspects of his work for Morris & Co and his close friendship with Morris.  E. P. Thompson’s seminal biography provides a detailed analysis of Morris’s political ideas. The best overview of the many different kinds of design associated with Morris & Co is the Victoria & Albert Museum catalogue, edited by Linda Parry. Parry’s book on Morris’s textiles is also extremely extensive and useful for a description of his interiors. Charles Harvey and Jon Press have done fascinating work on Morris’s career as a businessman. A major exhibition about the life and work of May Morris was recently on at the William Morris Gallery and was accompanied by a catalogue edited by Jan Marsh, who has also written a biography of Jane and May Morris. Barbara Morris has written about Morris and the inspiration of the V&A.

 

Banham, Joanna and Jennifer Harris (eds), William Morris and the Middle Ages, Manchester, 1986

 

Crossley, Alan, Tom Hassall and Peter Salway (eds), William Morris’s Kelmscott: Landscape and History, London, 2007

 

Harvey, Charles and Jon Press, William Morris, Design and Enterprise in Victorian Britain, Manchester, 1991

 

Kirk, Sheila, Philip Webb: Pioneer of Arts and Crafts Architecture, London, 2005

 

Lindsay, Jack, William Morris: His Life and Work, London, 1975

 

Livingstone, Karen (ed), International Arts and Crafts, London, 2005

 

Macarthy, Fiona, The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination, London, 2011

 

Macarthy, Fiona, William Morris: A Life for our Time, London, 1994

 

Marsh, Jan, Jane and May Morris, London, 1986

 

Marsh, Jan, William Morris and Red House, London, 2005

 

Marsh, Jan, May Morris, London, 2017

 

Morris, Barbara, William Morris and the South Kensington Museum, William Morris Society, London, 1987

 

Myers, Richard and Hilary, William Morris Tiles, Somerset, 1996

 

Parry, Linda (ed), William Morris, London, 1996

 

Parry, Linda, William Morris Textiles, London, 2015

 

Peterson, W. S., The Kelmscott Press: A History of William Morris’s Typographic Adventure, Oxford, 1991

 

Poulson, Christine, William Morris on Art and Design, Sheffield, 1996

 

Rogers, David, William Morris at Home, London, 1996

 

Stansky, Peter, Redesigning the World: William Morris, the 1880s, and the Arts and Crafts Movement, Princeton, 1985

 

Thompson, E. P., William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary, London, 1955 and 1977

 

Waggoner, Diane (ed), The Beauty of Life: William Morris and the Art of Design, New York, 2003

 

Watkinson, Ray, William Morris as Designer, London, 1967