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William Morris' Art
Articles in the Journal of William Morris Studies 1961-2011


Morris & Company, Decorative Arts, Tapestries and Wallpapers

"William Morris's 'New and Lighter Design.'" K. L. Goodwin, JWMS 2.3 (Winter 1968): 24-31.

"The Woodpecker Tapestry." Dr. K. B. Valentine, JWMS 3.2 (Summer 1976): 7.

"Memories of Morris & Co." Edward Payne, JWMS 4.3 (Summer 1981):2-6.

"William Morris's Early Furniture." Pat Kirkham, JWMS 4.3 (Summer 1981):25-28.

"Medievalism in Morris's Aesthetic Theory." Michael Naslas, JWMS 5.1 (Summer 1982): 16-24.

"The Earthly Paradise of Morris and Burne-Jones." Lesley A. Baker, JWMS 5.1 (Summer 1982): 25-30.

"The Revival of the Merton Abbey Tapestry Works." Linda Parry, JWMS 5.3 (Summer 1983): 16-22.

"First Appearance of 'The Firm.'" JWMS 5.3 (Summer 1983): 42 [reprint from London Society, 1862].

"Another Day at the Exhibition." JWMS 5.4 (Winter 1983-84): 77. [An extract from London Society from 1862 and two letters by James Smetham].

"Morris and Company in the Twentieth Century." Linda Parry, JWMS 6.4 (Winter 1985-86): 11-16.

"Some Words on Indigo." R[aymond] W[atkinson], JWMS 6.4 (Winter 1985-86): 16-17.

"'A Language That All Can Understand': William Morris, William Hogarth and the Decorative Arts." Patricia Crown, JWMS 8.1 (Autumn 1988): 5-13.

"Knight and Angels: The Treatment of 'Sir Galahad' in the Work of [Dante] Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal and William Morris." Jan Marsh, JWMS 8.1 (Autumn 1988): 14-23.

"Morris's Beginnings in Embroidery." Ray Watkinson, JWMS 8.1 (Autumn 1988): 25-28.

"Ananda Coomaraswamy and William Morris." Larry D. Lutchmansingh, JWMS 9.1 (Autumn 1990): 35-42.

"William Morris and the Royal Commission on Technical Instruction, 1881-84." Charles Harvey and Jon Press, JWMS 11.1 (Autumn 1994): 31-44.

"Morris & Co. in a Baroque Setting." Eeyan Hartley, JWMS 11.2 (Spring 1995): 5-9.

"A Note on Morris and Van Eyck." Jan Marsh, JWMS 11.3 (Autumn 1995): 6-7.

"William Morris and Indigo Discharge Printing." Virginia Davis, JWMS 11.3 (Autumn 1995): 8-18.

"A Japanese William Morris: Yanagi Sôetsu and 'Mingei' Theory." Yuko Kikuchi, JWMS 12.2 (Spring 1997): 39-45.

"Living Dyeing: Morris, Merton, and the Wardeles." Ray Watkinson, JWMS 12.3 (Autumn 1997): 20-25.

"A Revaluation of Morris's Influence in Japan." Chiaki Ajioka, JWMS 12.4 (Spring 1998): 21-28.

"The Gospel of Intensity: 'Arry, William Morris & the Aesthetic Movement." Andrew Heywood, JWMS 13.3 (Autumn 1999): 14-25.

"The 'Sympathetic Translation' of Patterns: William Morris as Singer, Scribe, and Printer." Isolde Karen Herbert, JWMS 13.4 (Spring 2000): 21-29.

"The Morris Reredoses at St. John the Baptist Church, Findon, and The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clapbam, West Sussex." Tessa Kelly, JWMS 13.4 (Spring 2000): 30-34 [+ 2 pp. colour illustrations].

"The Topsaic Tapestries and Penkill Castle." Jan Marsh, JWMS 13.4 (Spring 2000): 35-40.

"John Ruskin, William Morris, and the Illuminated Manuscript." Evelyn J. Phimister, JWMS 14.1 (Autumn 2000): 30-36.

"'A Funny Childish Thing': The Flodden Field Bas Relief and the Redesign of the Library at Naworth Castle." Katharine Haslam, JWMS 14.1 (Autumn 2000): 67-74.

"Class Consciousness in the Design of William Morris." Stephen F. Eisenman, JWMS 15.1 (Winter 2002): 17-37 [+ 4 pp. colour illustrations].

"As It Might Be: The Radical Legacy of William Morris in the Work of David Mabb." Dave Beech, JWMS 16.1 (Winter 2004):10-21.

"The Glazed Screen at Red House." Olive Mercer & Jane Evans, JWMS 17.4 (Summer 2008): 33-51.

"The Attainment: The 'Doubled Troubled' Conclusion of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones's 'Holy Grail' Series." Kathleen O'Neill Sims, JWMS 17.4 (Summer 2008): 52-64.

"The history of a commission: Eleanor Leighton-Warren and the Burne-Jones window in Tabley Chapel, Cheshire (1897)." Rosalyn Gregory, JWMS 17.4 (Summer 2008): 65-80.

"The Briar Rose." Peter Faulkner, JWMS 18.3, (Winter 2009): 56-63.


Stained Glass

"Notes on Morris & Co.'s Domestic Stained Glass." A. C. Sewter, JWMS 1.1 (Winter 1961): 22-28.

"The Morris Reredoses at St. John the Baptist Church, Findon, and The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clapbam, West Sussex." Tessa Kelly, 30-34 [+ 2 pp. color illustrations].


Architecture, Environmental Design

"Architects and Masons." Richard S. Smith, JWMS 5.4 (Winter 1983-84): 60-66.

"The Glazed Screen at Red House." Olive Mercer & Jane Evans, JWMS 17.4 (Summer 2008): 33-51.

"A New Art of Environmental Design." John Hanna, JWMS 6.4 (Winter 1985-86): 4-10.

"Red House Decorated." Ray Watkinson, JWMS 7.4 (Spring 1988): 10-15.

"A Lesson in International Relations: Morris and the SPAB." Frank C. Sharp, JWMS 10.2 (Spring 1993): 9-15.

"Pevsner's Morris." Peter Faulkner, JWMS 17.1 (Winter 2006): 49-72.

"Ernest Radford and the First Arts and Crafts Exhibition, 1888." Ann MacEwan, JWMS (Winter 2006): 27-38.

"Red House and Asia: A House and its Heritage." Sonia Ashmore and Yasuko Suga, JWMS (Winter 2006): 5-26.


Paintings

"La Belle Iseult. Jan Marsh, JWMS 19.2 (Summer 2011), 9-19.

"The Paintings of William Morris." Janet Camp Troxell, JWMS 2.1 (Spring 1966): 4-8.


Book Design

"The Attainment: The 'Doubled Troubled' Conclusion of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones's 'Holy Grail' Series." Kathleen O'Neill Sims, JWMS 17.4 (Summer 2008), 52-64.

"The Kelmscott Chaucer and The Golden Cockerel Canterbury Tales." Peter Faulkner, JWMS 19.1 (Winter 2010), 66-88

"The Kelmscott Press: An Album for the Nineties." Colin Franklin, JWMS 2.2 (Summer 1968): 14-18.

"Morris and Cobden-Sanderson." John Randle, JWMS 3.1 (Spring 1974): 22-26.

"A Footnote to a Footnote . . ." R[aymond] W[atkinson], JWMS 6.2 (Winter 1984-85): 33-34 [on the Kelmscott Press volumes of Morris's Poems by the Way and Wilfred Scawen Blunt's Love Lyrics and Songs of Proteus].

"Charles Gere and William Morris." Edmund Penning-Rowsell, JWMS 8.4 (Spring 1990): 28-31.

"A Bristol Printing House: Edward Everard's Monument to Gutenberg, Morris and the Printer's Art." Charles Harvey and Jon Press, JWMS 10.4 (Spring 1994): 40-47.

"The Impact of Morris and the Kelmscott Press in Germany." Hans Eckert, JWMS 11.2 (Spring 1995): 20-24.

"A Note on Gimson and Morris." Godfrey Rubens, JWMS 11.2 (Spring 1995): 24-25.

"Morris and the 'White Line' Method." Ray Watkinson, JWMS 11.4 (Spring 1996): 48-49.

"The Kelmscott Press: To What Purpose?" Lesley A. Baker, JWMS 12.2 (Spring 1997): 36-38.

"The Kelmscott Shelley and Material Poetics." Damian Judge Rollison, JWMS 15.4 (2004): 55-73.

"A Book Arts Pilgrimage: Arts and Crafts Socialism and the Kelmscott Chaucer." Jessica DeSpain, JMWS 15.4 (2004): 74-90.

"A Note on Burne-Jones's ‘Pocket Cathedral' and Ruskin." Douglas E. Schoenherr, JWMS 15.4(2004): 91-93.

"Saint Morris: The Last Days of the Kelmscott Press in the Late-Victorian Media." Thomas J. Tobin, JWMS 15.4(2004): 94-108.

"Collections and Collectivity: William Morris in the Rare Book Room." Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, JWMS 17.2 (Summer 2007): 73-88.

"Taking Our Eyes Out of Our Pockets: Teaching William Morris's Ideal Book." Susan Jaret McKinstry, JWMS 17.2 (Summer 2007): 89-98.


Morris and Music

"Morris and Music." Lesley A. Baker, JWMS 10.3 (Autumn 1993): 6-9.

"Morris and Early Music: The Shaw/Dolmetsch Connection." Andrew Heywood, JWMS 10.4 (Spring 1994): 13-19.

"William Morris and Gustav Holst's Fantasia on the Dargason." Paul Johnson, JWMS 14.2 (Spring 2001): 54-58.


Other Sides of William Morris

"William Morris: an annotated bibliography, 2004-5." David and Sheila Latham, JWMS 17.4 (Summer 2008), 81-112.  

"William Morris: An Annotated Bibliography 2006-2007." David and Sheila Latham, JWMS 18.3 (Winter 2009), 64-92.

"William Morris: An Annotated Bibliography 2008-2009. " David and Sheila Latham, JWMS 19.3 (Winter 2011): 112-139.

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