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Kelmscott Press and William Morris, master-craftsman.

Henry Halliday Sparling

Kelmscott Press and William Morris, master-craftsman.

by Henry Halliday Sparling

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Published by Macmillan in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Morris, William, -- 1834-1896.,
  • Kelmscott Press.

  • Edition Notes

    Appendix, p. [133]-174, is a reprint of the last book printed at the Kelmscott Press, 1898. It contains: A note by William Morris on his aims in founding the Kelmscott Press; A short description of the Press, by S.C. Cockerell; An annotated list of the books printed thereat by S.C. Cockerell.

    ContributionsCockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 176 p. plates, ports., facsims.
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16558338M

    Kelmscott Press was set up in , in a building a minute's walk from Morris's home in Hammersmith. Morris published 66 titles in the five years until his death in He wrote 23 of Kelmscott's books, with others consisting mainly of either medieval works in translation or contemporary poetry. Kelmscott Press, printing establishment in London. There William Morris Morris, William, –96, English poet, artist, craftsman, designer, social reformer, and.

    In graphic design: William Morris and the private-press movement. His Kelmscott Press began to print books in , using an old handpress, rich dense inks, and handmade paper. Decorative borders and initials designed by Morris and woodblocks of commissioned illustrations were cut by hand. Morris designed three typefaces based on types from the. In seven years of operation the Kelmscott hand-operated press published 53 books in 18, copies. The Kelmscott Chaucer, Morris's masterpiece, took several years to complete the pages and 87 illustrations. In total copies of the book were completed by a total of 11 master printers. The Kelmscott Colophon Device.

    - Explore marythegator's board "Kelmscott Press" on Pinterest. See more ideas about William morris, Arts and crafts movement and William morris art pins. From a quantitative point of view the achievement of the Kelmscott Press may not seem impressive: between and it produced fifty-two books and a set of specimen pages for another book. Yet each was remarkably beautiful/5(3).


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Kelmscott Press and William Morris, master-craftsman by Henry Halliday Sparling Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Kelmscott Press and William Morris, master-craftsman Hardcover – January 1, by H. Halliday Sparling (Author)Cited by: 7. William Morris was an outstanding character of many talents, being an architect, writer, social campaigner, artist and, with his Kelmscott Press, an important figure of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Many of us probably know him best, however, from his superb furnishings and textile designs, intricately weaving together natural motifs in a /5(33). A note on his aims in founding the Kelmscott press. By William Morris. A short description of the Kelmscot press.

By S. Cockerell. An annotated list of the books printed at the press. By S. Cockerell. Various lists, leaflets and announcemnts printed at the Kelmscott pressPages:   Morris constructed the press in his home, Kelmscott manor, in He was a craftsman who refuted industrialism, believing that modern printing methods were absent of true skill.

Opposed to the mass production of books by modern printing practices, the Kelmscott press sought to maintain the artistry once found in medieval texts and manuscripts.

Creating his own typefaces, making his own paper, and printing by hand, Morris was the master. The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master Craftsman. London: Macmillan, 8vo. Portrait frontispiece of Morris by Emery Walker, 16 plates.

Original linen-backed blue holland boards, printed paper spine label. A fine copy. Item # First edition, and a fine copy of this excellent study of the operation and history of the Kelmscott. Get this from a library. The Kelmscott press and William Morris master-craftsman.

[H Halliday Sparling; Joseph Pennell; Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, Sir; Macmillan & Co.,; R. & R. Clark (Firm),; Frederic W. Goudy Collection (Library of Congress); Elizabeth Robins Pennell Collection (Library of Congress)]. The Kelmscott Press and William Morris, master-craftsman.

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More than years after his death, William Morris – founder of the Kelmscott Press – remains an influential figure in design and art, and his Kelmscott fine press books are highly prized.

The textile designer, author and artist founded the Kelmscott Press in Peterson, W.S. Kelmscott Press A5. The Earthly Paradise. By William Morris. Call Number: Rare Stacks PRA1 Publication Date: Peterson, W. Kelmscott Press A See Morris-related Ephemera, for the description of a work sheet originating at the Kelmscott Press, for the printing of The Earthly Paradise.

The Poems of John Keats. For 40 years, specializing in Books about Books, Private Press, Pre-Raphaelites, William Morris & the Kelmscott Press and Fine Literature. Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, William Morris set forth his principles of book design in his essay A Note by William Morris on His Aims in Founding the Kelmscott Press.

These principles were rooted in the example of the printers and scribes of the middle ages. The Kelmscott Press was Morris’s last endeavor—a fine print press that he started in with its first book, Morris’s own The Story of the Glittering Plain, being printed in Kelsmcott was a fine print press focused on developing exquisite typography and balanced book designs all while using the best possible materials.

Buy a cheap copy of The Kelmscott Press and William Morris book. Free shipping over $ Blog ISBN: ISBN The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master-Craftsman - Primary Source Edition.

No Customer Reviews. Select Format. Paperback--Select Condition. We personally assess every book's quality and offer. This woodcut title page was designed by William Morris for the only Kelmscott book to use a non-Morris type. Atlanta in Calydon's () Greek passages were set from Macmillan electrotype.

Miller argues that work such as The Water of Wondrous Isles () should be. The finest achievement of the Kelmscott Press — The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, designed by Morris and illustrated by his old friend Burne-Jones — appeared shortly before his death: the most beautiful book of its day, it serves as a fitting tribute both to Chaucer —.

The Kelmscott Press: To What Purpose. Lesley A. Baker Morris always made his aims very clear. For the Kelmscott Press books, he sought the quality of type and its arrangement, that productions might have 'a definitive claim to beauty' while being 'easy to read'.\ Looking to fifteenth~centuryprinted.

The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer published in by the Kelmscott Press was the culmination of William Morris's vision for an ideal book. It embodied his love of medieval literature and art, as well as his love of beauty.

Its vast scope and magnificence inspired his friend and collaborator Edward Burne-Jones to compare it to a "pocket cathedral.".

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Several excellent accounts of the Kelmscott Chaucer exist in addition to that provided by Peterson. The earliest is H. Halliday Sparling’s The Kelmscott Press and William Morris Master Craftsman ofwhich embodies the insights aris- ing from Sparling’s having.

William Morris (24 March – 3 October ) was a British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production.

His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant Born: 24 MarchWalthamstow, Essex, England. The Kelmscott Press (operating –98) was a private press founded by the English designer and author William Morris (–69).

Morris was a socialist intellectual who believed that industrialisation had alienated workers from the products of their labour and lowered the quality of goods.Hammersmith: Kelmscott Press, One of copies.

This copy is in an exquisite binding from master Chicago binder Alfred J. Cox Cox founded a bindery in Chicago in the s that became the largest commercial bindery west of the Mississippi River.

Cox was also a serious book collector who bound many books in his personal collection in sumptuous designer bindings.The John J.

Walsdorf Collection, with a few additions. Colophon Book Shop: Octavo, soft covers. pages. Descriptive priced catalogue of items of Kelmscott Press books and books relating to William Morris and his circle. Limited to copies printed at the Ascensius Press.