Foreword by Jan Marsh * 1. Sketches and Watercolours * 2. May Morris and Morris & Co: Wallpapers and Embroidery * 3. Book Covers and Designs * 4. May Morris and the Art of Dress * 5. Jewelry and Metalwork
The first fully illustrated and comprehensive introduction to May Morris's work as an artist, designer and embroiderer, published in association with the V&A
Anna Mason was curator and manager at the William Morris Gallery from 2009 to 2016. She is the author of articles and guides to the collection and was the lead curator of the 'May Morris: Art and Life' exhibition, held at the gallery in 2017. Jan Marsh is the author of Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood, Jane and May Morris and biographies of Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. She has also curated exhibitions on 19th-century art and artists, including 'Black Victorians: Black People in British Art 1800-1900', held at Manchester City Art Gallery and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in 2005. She is former president of the William Morris Society and a Trustee of the Brangwyn Gift at the William Morris Gallery. Jenny Lister is a curator of textiles and fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum, specializing in the nineteenth century. Her publications include The V&A Gallery of Fashion and London Society Fashion 1905-1925: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank. Rowan Bain is curator at the William Morris Gallery and was formerly assistant curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is the author of several books and a contributor to May Morris: Arts & Crafts Designer. Hanne Faurby is assistant curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum specializing in nineteenth-century design. Her research encompasses textiles, fashion, jewellery and embellishment with particular interest in social-reform influences on the creative industry.
'Lavishly illustrated' - The Spectator