info on forthcoming lecture: WILLIAM MORRIS & THE BOOK
ART FOR ALL was his watchword. Designer, Socialist, Businessman, Poet: William Morris remains an inspirational figure both in politics and the arts.
STARRY MARX IN TURQUOISE
The first work that Morris commissioned from book-binder Cobden-Sanderson was a well-used edition of Marx’s Das Kapital. Bound in goatskin and tooled with gilt leaves and starry dots, it represents in material form two of Morris’s guiding principles - revolutionary ideas and fine craftsmanship. PASSION FOR BOOKS is the thread that links Morris’s multifarious activities through his lifelong passion for reading, writing, buying, designing, printing and marketing books. This talk explores the convergences and contradictions of his socialist ideals and belief in high quality artwork.
Tuesday 3 June 7pm
Working Men's College 44 Crowndale Road London NW1 1TR