American Book Design and William Morris
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.