The Pre-Raphaelites

William Morris on Art and Socialism

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Edited by Norman Kelvin

Published by Dover Publications, 1999
Paperback, 192 pages

William Morris exerted an enormous influence in many fields. He covered topics from design and craftsmanship through literature and social politics. He gave many lectures and published many essays on his ideas. This book gives an overview with several complete essays of Morris’ ranging from 1877 to 1896.

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American Book Design and William Morris

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By Susan Otis Thompson

Published by By Oak Knoll Press, 1996
Paperback, 258 pages

American book design underwent a dramatic change beginning in the 1890’s. William Morris and his Kelmscott Press helped form the Arts and Crafts Movement which was one of the major catalysts for this change in book design. His work chronicles Morris’ influence, the Arts and Crafts book style and the distinction between Aesthetic, Arts and Crafts, and the Art Nouveau styles of books.

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Charles Fairfax Murray: The Unknown Pre-Raphaelite

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By David B. Elliott

Published by Oak Knoll Press, 2000
Hardcover, 266 pages

Charles Fairfax Murray was a painter, art dealer, collector, and close friend to William Morris, Burne-Jones, the Rossetti’s as well as being a protégé of John Ruskin.  He started off his art career as a studio assistant to Burne-Jones and ended his life as a painter (his “Romeo and Juliet” is in the Delaware Art Museum Collection) and an expert on Classical Italian Paintings.  Written by his grandson, this book gives a wonderful insight to the Victorian art world the Pre-Raphaelites were changing.  This is an autographed copy.

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Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum

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Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum

By Stephen Wildman

This beautifully illustrated catalog offers a comprehensive overview of the Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection, and the artists who comprised the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Published by Art Services International, 2004
Quality Paperback, 395 pages

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The Life of William Morris

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By J. W. Mackail.
Published by Dover Publications in 1995 and reissued in 2011.
Paperback.  364 pages.

Originally written in 1899 and published as two volumes, The Life of William Morris is now bound as one volume in this updated edition. This classic biography was written just a few years after Morris’ death at the request of Edward Burne-Jones. J.W. Mackail was given access to Morris’ family and business papers and interviewed many of Morris’ friends, family members, and fellow artists to create a compelling biography of the artist’s life.

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The Art and Illustration of Walter Crane

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Selected and Edited by Jeff A. Menges
Published by Dover Publications, 2010.
Paperback. 109 pages.

Walter Crane was a prominent figure in the late Victorian art world.  A friend of William Morris, Crane agreed with Morris’ views that  “…art should exist in all things.” Although his first love was painting, Crane had a lively career as an illustrator. This book provides an overview of Crane’s illustrations, watercolors, and oil paintings.

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Beyond Decoration: The Illustrations of John Everett Millais

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By Paul Goldman
Published by Oak Knoll Press, 2005.
Hardback.  337 pages.

John Everett Millais is known today as a leading English painter, but he was also an outstanding master of black and white illustrations. This book features these stunning illustrations—which were extremely popular in periodicals during Millais’ lifetime—and offers insights into the imagery the artist was attempting to portray.

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Joanna, George and Henry

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By Sue Bradbury

Published by Boydell Press in 2012
Hardback 320 pages.

Told through the help of many personal letters, this tale of the artists George Boyce, Joanna Boyce and Henry Wells, let’s us into the world of a Victorian Artist. They knew many of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood especially Ruskin, Millais and Rossetti. Their own works were being exhibited at the Royal Academy during this time. Part history, part love story, and totally enjoyable.

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The Collected Letters of Jane Morris

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Edited by Frank C. Sharp and Jan Marsh

Publisher: Boydell Press (October 20, 2011)
Pages: 528
Size: 24.4 x 17.2
Binding: Hardback

Jane Morris was one of the famous faces of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.  Married to William Morris his fame often overshadowed her own achievements. These letters, most published for the very first time, show a woman actively involved in the family business and the Kelmscott Press. She was also an ardent supporter of Irish Home Rule. Her letters show  an intelligent woman in the turbulent times of the 1880’s.

Price - $165.00

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