Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Morris & Marx at WMC

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.


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

more here  http://www.wmcollege.ac.uk/Uploads/2014-01-51-42.pdf

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