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Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy, 1860-1960

16 Oct 2014 – 11 Jan 2015

National Portrait Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

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Anarchy & Beauty explores the life and ideas of the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary thinker William Morris. Through portraits, personal items and fascinating objects, many of which will be on public display for the first time, this major exhibition illustrates Morris's concept of ‘art for the people' and highlights the achievements of those that he inspired. Curated by acclaimed author and biographer Fiona MacCarthy, the display features original furniture and textiles designed and owned by Morris as well as the work of his contemporaries including Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. These will be innovatively showcased alongside remarkable books, jewellery, ceramics and clothing by craftspeople such as Eric Gill, Bernard Leach and Terence Conran, demonstrating how Morris's legacy continued into the twentieth century, influencing radical politics, the Garden City movement and the Festival of Britain in 1951.

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