William Morris and the Pattern of Nature
This title explores William Morris and his passion for and intrinsic understanding of nature and how that was then reflected in the pattern work he produced over a forty year career. Using quotes from Morris himself explaining his approach to both nature and pattern work, as well as a wide range of colour illustrations, this book helps to explore Morris as a practical as well as a visionary designer. Morris firmly believed that the natural world should be the foundation marker for all pattern work, that the inspirational point for any exploration of colour, line and shape in decoration should be inspired from nature. It was a powerful message that came to dominate English pattern design and is as relevant today as it was to the career of Morris himself. This is a pdf format book.