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The Resource Peacock & vine : on William Morris and Mariano Fortuny, A.S. Byatt

Peacock & vine : on William Morris and Mariano Fortuny, A.S. Byatt

Label
Peacock & vine : on William Morris and Mariano Fortuny
Title
Peacock & vine
Title remainder
on William Morris and Mariano Fortuny
Statement of responsibility
A.S. Byatt
Title variation
Peacock and vine
Title variation remainder
on William Morris and Mariano Fortuny
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A meditation on the British designers William Morris and Mariano Fortuny, with color illustrations"-
  • Born a generation apart in the mid-1800s, Fortuny and Morris were seeming opposites: Fortuny a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; Morris a member of the British bourgeoisie, enthralled by Nordic myths. Through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art that is as striking today as when it was first conceived. In this elegant meditation, Byatt traces their genius right to the source. Fortuny’s Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces imbued with the rich hues of Asia. In his attic workshop, Fortuny created intricate designs from glowing silks and velvets; in the palazzo he found “happiness in a glittering cavern” alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the famous “Delphos” dress—a flowing, pleated gown that evoked the era of classical Greece. Morris’s Red House outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it likewise represented a coming together of life and art. But it was a “sweet simple old place” called Kelmscott Manor in the countryside that he loved best—even when it became the setting for his wife’s love affair with the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Generously illustrated with the artists’ beautiful designs—pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine—among other aspects of their worlds, this marvel-filled book brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris to vivid life.--Amazon.prime
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
700.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK942.M8
LC item number
B93 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Peacock & vine : on William Morris and Mariano Fortuny, A.S. Byatt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781101947470
Lccn
2016008946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)956763232
Label
Peacock & vine : on William Morris and Mariano Fortuny, A.S. Byatt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
181 pages
Isbn
9781101947470
Lccn
2016008946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)956763232

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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