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William Morris

and the Arts & Crafts Home

Pamela Todd


‘The definitive source book for anyone interested in the Arts & Crafts style ... stunning’ Period Living and Traditional Homes


Pamela Todd celebrates William Morris’s genius, presenting a thorough overview of his life and career, and showing how he envisaged and implemented schemes for interiors in his own homes and those of others. A series of ‘Case Studies’ explores six contemporary houses – from a modern London townhouse to a traditional Arts and Crafts home in Massachusetts – that have followed and adapted Morris’s dicta, brilliantly demonstrating how the style can be applied to our environment today. The book concludes with a comprehensive style-sourcing section, as well as a gazetteer of places to visit for inspiration.


'An excellent book'
The Times

'Gorgeous ... packed with intelligently researched information and more than 200 exquisite illustrations ... Get this if you’re tempted to introduce the true spirit of Morris to your home'
Grand Designs

Product Information

Book Details

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 29.0 x 23.5 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Illustrations: 217

Publication date: 27 February 2012

ISBN: 9780500290231

Contents List

1. The Outside View • 2. Designs for Living • 3. Pattern and Colour 4. Comfort and Craft • 5. The Softer Elements • 6. Finishing Touches 7. Case Studies • Endmatter: Where to see Arts and Crafts • Specialist Suppliers • Help and Advice/Useful Information • Bibliography

About the Author

Pamela Todd has lectured at Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum on the subject of the Arts & Crafts Movement, and has written over twelve books, including The Impressionists’ Table, Bloomsbury at Home, The Pre-Raphaelites at Home and The Arts & Crafts Companion. She lives in London.