PEACOCK AND VINE
WILLIAM MORRIS AND MARIANO FORTUNY
This ravishing book opens a window onto the lives, designs, and passions of two charismatic artists. Born a generation apart, they w ere seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos/ William Morris , a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspir ed a new variety of art, as vibrant today as when it was first conceived. Acclaimed writer A.S. Byatt traces their genius right to t he sourc...
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