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Selections from the Prose Works of William Morris

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  • Date Published: October 2014
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107437609

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  • Originally published in 1931, this book contains a number of selections from the prose writings of William Morris. The extracts come from Morris' fiction publications as well as his more well-known opinions on art and design. This book will be of value for anyone interested in an overview of Morris' prose output or late nineteenth-century English writing more generally.

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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107437609
    • length: 266 pages
    • dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.26kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    Part I. The Middle Ages:
    1. The roof of the wolflings (The House of the Wolflings)
    2. Goths and Romans (The House of the Wolflings)
    3. The hall of the ravagers (The Story of the Glittering Plain)
    4. The spring market at Burgstead (The Roots of the Mountains)
    5. The weapon-show (The Roots of the Mountains)
    6. The opening of the folk-mote (The Roots of the Mountains)
    7. The unknown church (The Story of the Unknown Church)
    8. The churches of North France (Shadows of Amiens)
    9. A Kentish village (A Dream of John Ball)
    10. John Ball's speech at the cross (A Dream of John Ball)
    11. The battle at the township's end (A Dream of John Ball)
    12. The vision of the future (A Dream of John Ball)
    Part II. Art and Social Reform:
    13. Medieval arts and crafts (Lectures on Art and Industry: Art and the Beauty of the Earth)
    14. Art and the beauty of life (Hopes and Fears for Art: The Beauty of Life)
    15. The art of the people (Hopes and Fears for Art: The Art of the People)
    16. The study of ancient art (Hopes and Fears for Art: The Lesser Arts)
    17. Neglect of art (Hopes and Fears for Art: The Prospects of Architecture)
    18. The beauty of England (Lectures on Art and Industry: Art and the Beauty of the Earth)
    19. The modern city (Lectures on Socialism: Art under Plutocracy)
    20. Architecture (Hopes and Fears for Art: The Beauty of Life, The Art of the People, The Prospects of Architecture)
    21. Machinery (Signs of Change: The Aims of Art)
    22. The necessities of life (Signs of Change: How We Live and How We Might Live)
    23. Means of improvement (Signs of Change: Useful Work vs Useless Toil)
    24. The decorative arts (Hopes and Fears for Art: The Lesser Arts)
    25. Arts and morals (Hopes and Fears for Art: The Lesser Arts, The Art of the People)
    26. The best art (Lectures on Art and Industry: Some Hints on Pattern-Designing)
    27. Gardens (Hopes and Fears for Art: Making the Best of It)
    28. Furniture (Hopes and Fears for Art: The Beauty of Life, Making the Best of It, Lectures on Art and Industry: The Lesser Arts of Life)
    29. Pottery (Lectures on Art and Industry: The Lesser Arts of Life)
    30. Art for all (Hopes and Fears for Art: The Lesser Arts)
    Part III. Utopian England:
    31. The guest house (News from Nowhere)
    32. Hammersmith Market (News from Nowhere)
    33. Education (News from Nowhere)
    34. Shopping in Piccadilly (News from Nowhere)
    35. Government (News from Nowhere)
    36. Art and industry (News from Nowhere)
    37. The change in industry (News from Nowhere)
    38. The towns (News from Nowhere)
    39. Hampton Court (News from Nowhere)
    40. The upper Thames (News from Nowhere)
    Glossary
    Index.

  • Editor

    A. H. R. Ball

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