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Online Lecture: William Morris Wallpapers

1 May @ 6:00 pm BST

Morris was a man of prolific talents but it is probably as a designer of repeating patterns, and in particular, wallpapers, that he is best remembered today.

A one-man pattern-making phenomenon and a master of colour, he created over 50 wallpapers, which also became to most commercially successful work produced by his firm Morris & Co.

Many of his designs exemplify his celebrated injunction to ‘have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful’ and illustrate his insistence on skilled craftsmanship and high-quality materials.

This lecture will be led by Jo Banham, who will examine Morris’s wallpapers within the context of Victorian design, and consider some of the different ways in which they were used and why they continue to have such an impact on designers today.

When

Wednesday 1 May 2024, 6pm

Tickets

£9, book at williammorrissociety.org

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