William Morris and his Palace of Art : Architecture, Interiors and Design at Red House
'Enlivened by a profusion of fine color and historic photographs, a few digital reconstructions, relevant letters from members of the Morris group, a running account of ongoing restoration research, and Wild's informed speculation about lost or missing artifacts' - Choice
A comprehensive new study of Red House, Bexleyheath - the only house commissioned by William Morris
Morris moved in to Red House as an ebullient young man of 26, with an independent income and a head brimming with ideas and the persistent question of 'how best to live? Red House, together with its Pre-Raphaelite garden, stands as the physical embodiment of his exuberant spirit, youthful ambition, passionate medievalism, creativity and great sense of possibility. For five intense years from 1860-5, it was a place of halcyon days - happy family life, loyal friendship, good humoured competition, and the jovial campaign of decorating; furnishing the house and designing the garden.
Drawing on a wealth of new physical evidence, this book argues that Red House constitutes an ambitious and critical chapter in his design history.
Author: Tessa Wild
Hardcover: 272 pages | 175 colour illustrations
Date published: June 2018
- ISBN: 978-1781300558
- Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 23.9 cm