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The Resource Peacock & vine : Fortuny and Morris in life and at work, A.S. Byatt

Peacock & vine : Fortuny and Morris in life and at work, A.S. Byatt

Label
Peacock & vine : Fortuny and Morris in life and at work
Title
Peacock & vine
Title remainder
Fortuny and Morris in life and at work
Statement of responsibility
A.S. Byatt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Born a generation apart, they were apparent opposites: Fortuny a Spanish aristocrat, thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; Morris the British bourgeois, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet both men developed unusual textile designs, were practical inventors, and inspired a new sort of artistic community in the places they lived. Fortuny's Palazzo Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark, almost Oriental spaces, with an attic workshop where craftsmen worked on pleated silks and shining velvets. Morris's Red House, outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, represented a coming together of life, work and domestic crafts. Inspired by a vision of the aquamarine light of Venice set against Morris's green English countryside, A.S. Byatt conveys a rich sense of these contrasts, these people, and the profound ideas and sensual delight that make the work of Fortuny and Morris endure
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byatt, A. S.
Dewey number
  • 709.2'2
  • 709.22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fortuny, Mariano
  • Morris, William
  • Art, Modern
  • Art, Modern
  • Design
  • Fashion design
  • Art and Design
Label
Peacock & vine : Fortuny and Morris in life and at work, A.S. Byatt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784740801
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781784740801
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Peacock & vine : Fortuny and Morris in life and at work, A.S. Byatt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784740801
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
183 pages
Isbn
9781784740801
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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