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Hopes and Fears for Art

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ISBN-10: 1406546011

ISBN-13: 9781406546019

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Morris

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List price: $14.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.32" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Morris was the Victorian Age's model of the Renaissance man. Arrested in 1885 for preaching socialism on a London street corner (he was head of the Hammersmith Socialist League and editor of its paper, The Commonweal, at the time), he was called before a magistrate and asked for identification. He modestly described himself upon publication (1868--70) as "Author of "The Earthly Paradise,' pretty well known, I think, throughout Europe." He might have added that he was also the head of Morris and Company, makers of fine furniture, carpets, wallpapers, stained glass, and other crafts; founder of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings; and founder, as well as chief designer, for…