Research Links

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Collected Textual Works, Chronology, Art & Socialism Lectures

Arts & Crafts Movement Design Collections:

William Morris and Arts & Crafts House Museums:

Exhibitions / Installations:

Textile Collections:

William Morris Gallery – Museum of the Year 2013 from The Art Fund on Vimeo.

Recommended Reading:

  • Anscombe, Isabelle and Charlotte Gere, Arts and Crafts in Britain and America, (London, England: Academy Editions, 1978).
  • Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. Arts and Crafts Essays by Members of the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. 1893; rpt. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1903.
  • Carruthers, Annette, Ernest Gimson and the Cotswold Group of Craftsmen: A Catalogue of Works by Ernest Gimson, Ernest, Sidney and Edward Barnsley and Peter Waals in the Collections of Leicestershire Museums, (Leicester, England: Hemmings & Capey, 1978).
  • Crawford, Alan,
    • “Ideas and Objects: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain,” Design Issues 13:1 (Spring, 1997), 15-26.
    • C. R. Ashbee: Architect, Designer and Romantic Socialist, (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005).
  • Cumming, Elizabeth, and Wendy Kaplan, The Arts and Crafts Movement, (New York and London: Thames and Hudson, 1991).
  • Faulkner, Peter, Against the Age: An Introduction to William Morris, (London, England: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1980).
  • Gerard, John (1545-1612), The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes, (Imprinted at London: by Edm. Bollifant for Bonham Norton and Iohn Norton, 1597).
  • Glasier, John Bruce, William Morris and the Early Days of the Socialist Movement,
    (Bristol, England: Hoemmes Press, 1994).
  • Greensted, Mary,
    • An Anthology of the Arts and Crafts Movement: Writings by Ashbee, Lethaby, Gimson and their Contemporaries, (Aldershot, Hampshire: Lund Humphries, 2005).
    • The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain, (Oxford, England: Shire Publications, 2010).
  • Henderson, Philip, William Morris: His Life, Work, and Friends, (New York, USA: McGraw-Hill, 1967).
  • Jones, Owen, The Grammar of Ornament, (London: Bernard Quaritch, 1910).
  • Kaplan, Wendy, ed., The Arts & Crafts Movement in Europe and America: Design for the Modern World, (New York, USA: Thames & Hudson, 2010).
  • Kellert, Stephen R., Birthright: People and Nature in the Modern World, (New
    Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012).
  • Livingstone, Karen and Linda Parry, International Arts and Crafts, (London: 2005).
  • Lochnan, Katharine A., Douglas E. Schoenherr, Carole Silver, Eds.
    The Earthly Paradise: Arts and Crafts by William Morris and His Circle from
    Canadian Collections
    , (Ontario, Canada: Art Gallery of Canada, 1993).
  • MacCarthy, Fiona,
    • William Morris: A Life for Our Time,
      (London, England: Faber and Faber, 1994).
    • The Simple Life: C. R. Ashbee in the Cotswolds, (London: Lund Humphries, 1981).
  • Mackail, J.W., The Life of William Morris, (London, England: Longmans, Green & Co., 1922).
  • Morris, William: (view all his works at The William Morris Internet Archive):
    • The Collected Works of William Morris, May Morris, Ed., (22 Vols.), (London, England: Longmans, Green & Co., 1910-1915).
    • “Useful Work versus Useless Toil,” (lecture, 1885), published in
      “Signs of Change,” 1888.
    • “Signs of Change: How we Live and How We Might Live,” 1888.
    • “Facing the Worst of It,” Commonweal, 3:58, 19 February 1887.
    • “Some Hints on Pattern-Designing,” 1884
    • “Why I Am a Socialist,” 1884.
    • “The Lesser Arts of Life,” 1882.
    • “Art and the Beauty of the Earth,” Lecture 13th October 1881.
    • “The History of Pattern Designing,” Lecture 8th April 1879.
  • Naylor, Gillian,
    • William Morris By Himself: Designs and Writings, (London,
      England: Macdonald Orbis, 1988).
    • The Arts and Crafts Movement: A Study of Its Sources, Ideals, and Influence on Design Theory, (London, England: Studio Vista Publishers, 1971).
  • Parry, Linda:
    • Textiles of the Arts and Crafts Movement, (London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2005).
    • William Morris, (London, England: Philip Wilson Publishers, 1996).
    • William Morris Textiles, (London, England: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited, 1983). New reprint 2013.
  • Poulson, Christine, William Morris, (London, England: The Apple Press, 1989).
  • Ruskin, John, “The Nature of Gothic,” in The Stones of Venice, (London, England: Faber and Faber, 1981).
  • Singer, Peter, The Expanding Circle: Ethics and Sociobiology, (New York, USA: Farrar,
    Straus & Giroux, 1981).
  • Taylor, Angus, “Inhaling All the Forces of Nature: William Morris’s Socialist Biophilia,”
    Trumpeter Journal of Ecosophy, 14:4 (1997).
  • Thompson, E.P. William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary,
    (London, England: Lawrence & Wishart Ltd., 1955).
  • Thompson, Paul, The Work of William Morris, (New York, USA: The Viking Press, 1967).
  • Vallance, Aymer, William Morris: His Art, His Writings, and His Public Life: A Record, (London, England: G. Bell, 1898).
  • Waggoner, Diane, Ed., ‘The Beauty of Life’: William Morris & the Art of Design,
    (New York, USA: Thames & Hudson, 2003).
  • Wilson, Edward O., The Biophilia Hypothesis, eds. Stephen R. Kellert and Edward O.
    Wilson, (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 1995).


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