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    William Morris

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    William Morris William Morris (1834 – 1896) was perhaps the most important British decorative artist of the 19th century. A prolific designer, craftsman and decorator, his work and ideas have had a major influence on the development of modern interior design. William Morris was one of the most influential figures in the Victorian and Edwardian art world. As a young man at Oxford he became involved with the Pre-Raphaelite movements, mixing with such artists as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman

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    William Morris William Morris, English poet, artist, socialist reformer, and innovator in the Arts and Crafts Movement. He was born in Walthamstow, then a village, and moved to a grand residence there called Water House at the age of 14 - this has since become the William Morris Gallery. He studied at Oxford with the intention of becoming a clergyman, but while there he met Edward Coley Burne-Jones, also studying for the church, and they both began to turn towards art. They were persuaded by Rossetti

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    The main driving element in William Morris’s life has been the nature around him and the houses he lived in. The most prominent influence was the Kelmscott Manor. Therefore, I chose to go with Kelmscott Manor’s layout plan that exhibits the “inspirational garden “ that led to most of his design decisions, a map that depicts the pockets in the manor and how Morris was inspired by it. In addition to this, an original drawing of

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    woodpecker is about an ancient king of Italy that was turned into a woodpecker after not cheating on his wife,by Circe goddess of magic. The woodpecker was woven by Merton Abbey under Morris supervision. What would you ask the artist about the artwork ? ( You must have 3 questions.) The first question I would ask William Morris would be what do you like to do better textile designer, artist or writer?The second question I would ask of all your pieces of art, what is your favorite?Did this you dislike

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    they were almost two hundred years ago. The Maker Movement is more of a call to create than a demand for social revolution that the Arts and Crafts movement was. Their similarities, though, are still striking. The kindred spirits that are Ruskin, Morris and Hatch thrive through the use of machine-tools in order to create, share and change the world through the act of artists and designers making objects.

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    Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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    ending in the suicide of Siddal by way of a drug overdose of Laudanum, an opiate. Depressed, especially since the miscarriage of their only child, and no doubt also by Rossetti's infidelities, particularly with Jane Morris, wife of friend and fellow Pre-Raphaelite William Morris, Siddal is thought to have intentionally overdosed on the narcotic.

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    Like his fellow Pre-Raphaelite artists, Edward Burne-Jones' paintings often included an array of mythological subjects, from ancient Greece to the bible. Burne-Jones was extremely interested in mythology from a young age, creating a dream world for himself to compensate for his harsh upbringing at the hands of the strict housekeeper. This fascination with myths, particularly the Arthurian legend, continued for his whole life and Burne-Jones' art was reaction against the `moral ugliness' of the industrial

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    morris - the red house

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    crafts movement -- opens to the public this week after 140 years in private ownership. Described by painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti as "more a poem than a house," the realized utopian vision of Victorian writer, designer and political activist William Morris is a spectacular reflection of the ideals of a man who insisted that homes should contain nothing that isn't beautiful. Supported by a brotherhood of heritage-minded organizations, the UK's National Trust splashed out £2 million in January 2003

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    The poem, “Summer Dawn”, by William Morris is narrated from an extensive perspective. It gives a comprehensive description about a particular transition time. The poem’s title encompasses two diverse words which depict a second in time. The title’s contradicting phrases give one a hint about the poem’s mood of uncertainty. Based on the title, the poem’s setting is in two different time frames. Dawn is a reference to a new beginning that is anxiety filled. The speaker attempts to convey a message

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    Utopian Dysfunctionalism

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    Houyhnhnm’s Land is a society unique to Gulliver’s adventures because he encounters not only horses reigning over society, but also that these supreme animals think more rationally and intellectually than the Yahoos and even Gulliver himself. Gulliver’s stay in Houyhnhnm’s Land represents the “perfect”, but emotionless and detached conventions of utopia. According to Dr. Joyce Hertzler’s The History of Utopian Thought, utopians hold a false view of society so that when developing their “perfect”

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