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William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery is housed in a Georgian house, built in the 1740s and set in Lloyd Park in Walthamstow, in north-east London. The grade listed building was Morris's family home from 1848 to 1856.

William Morris

(1834 - 1896) Designer, craftsman, writer, conservationist and socialist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modernfantasy genre, while he played a significant role in propagating the early socialist movement in Britain.

“This book has been printed in order of all exquisite design and of all spiritual vision” Oscar Wilde.

“With the arrogance of youth, I determined to do no less than to transform the world with beauty” W.M. 1877

Printing with woodblocks. This hand-carved woodblock was used by the Morris & Co printers to make the Daffodil pattern. Metal strips have been inserted to make the blocks more hard-wearing.

“I do not want art for a few, any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few” W.M. 1877

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