William Morris

University of Delaware Library/Delaware Art Museum Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies

University of Delaware Library/Delaware Art Musum FELLOWSHIP IN PRE-RAPHAELITE STUDIES 2011 The University of Delaware Library and the Delaware Art Museum are pleased to offer the 2011 joint Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite studies. This short-term, one-month Fellowship, awarded annually, is intended for scholars conducting significant research in the lives and works of the Pre-Raphaelites and their …

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“Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris ant eh Pre-Raphaleites”: Conference and Related Events in Delaware, 7–9 October 2010

“Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” will be the subject of a conference and related exhibitions to be held 7-9 October 2010 at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) and at the Delaware Art Museum and the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate (Wilmington, DE). Organized with the assistance of …

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Morris’s Calligraphic Masterpieces Exhibition at the William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery summer show explores William Morris’s remarkable achievements in calligraphy and manuscript illumination. From his early—and continuous—interest in medieval manuscripts to the founding of the Kelmscott Press, Morris was enraptured by beautiful books. The exhibition focuses on the 1870s, his most intense period of calligraphic activity, often collaborating with Edward Burne-Jones on …

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The Well at the World’s End Makes “Top 10” List of Underrated Fantasy

The latest issue of American Libraries Direct, the e-newsletter of the American Libraries Association drew our attention to a “top 10 list” on Listverse—a list of the top underrated fantasy novels published prior to 1937. Always curious to see if William Morris was included we looked, and found that The Well at the World’s End …

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BBC Symphony to Premiere Ian McQueen’s “The Earthly Paradise”

On 10 April, the BBC Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of The Earthly Paradise, a setting of prose, poetry, and sayings by William Morris composed by Ian McQueen. The complete program is as follows: Elger, In the South (Alassio) Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto Ian McQueen, The Earthly Paradise (BBC commission) Sir Andrew Davis conductor …

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Website for Facing the Late Victorians

A follow-up to one of our earlier posts: there is now a website for the Facing the Late Victorians: Portraits of Writers and Artists from the Mark Samuels Lasner exhibition at the Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa, FL. The exhibition, which contains portraits of Edward Burne-Jones, William and May Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Swinburne, …

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Frederick Evans’s Photographs of Kelmsoctt Manor Featured in Exhibition

A series of wonderful photographs of Kelmscott Manor are featured in a new exhibition, A Record of Emotion: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans, on view at the Getty Center in Los Angeles from 2 February through 6 June 2010. Frederick H. Evans (British, 1853–1943) was best known for his photographs of medieval cathedrals, such …

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The Lost William Morris Carpet of Holland Park is For Sale

Alexander Ionides, the Greek Consul-General in London commissioned Phillip Webb and William Morris to transform his magnificent house, No. 1 Holland Park (now the Greek Embassy) into a showpiece of the decorative talents of William Morris and his circle. In the photograph of the Marble Hall (from the Studio, 1897) a magnificent Morris and Co. …

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Facing the Late Victorians Exhibition at the Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa, FL

When the Tampa Bay Hotel opened in 1891, hotel guests were reading Robert Louis Stevenson, Thomas Hardy, and George Eliot and talking about the latest paintings by James McNeill Whistler and John Singer Sargent. They congregated on the veranda and in the Grand Salon to recite the poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson and chuckled with …

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Morris Society Calls for Papers—MLA 2011 Updated

William Morris SocietyCALLS FOR PAPERS (updated) 2011 Modern Language Association Annual Convention6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles, CA 1. “Morris and the Arts: Books, Painting, Crafts, Architecture“ This is a regular session sponsored by the William Morris Society in the United States. We seek 15-minute papers which deal with William Morris and his close associates’ work …

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