Overview:Peacock and Vine: Fortuny and Morris in Life and at Work - This ravishing book opens a window onto the lives, designs, and passions of two charismatic artists. Born a generation apart, they were 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 inspired a new variety of art, as vibrant today as when it was first conceived. Acclaimed writer A.S. Byatt traces their genius right to the source.The Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces leading to a workshop where Fortuny created his designs for pleated silks and shining velvets. Here he worked alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the 'Delphos' dress - a flowing gown evoking classical Greece.Morris's Red House, outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it also represented a coming together of life and art. But it was Kelmscott Manor in the English countryside that he loved best - even when it became the setting for his wife's love affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Generously illustrated with the artists' beautiful designs - pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine - A.S. Byatt brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris dazzlingly to life.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725735-9781784740801. It was written by the following authors: A. S. Byatt. Book Peacock and Vine: Fortuny and Morris in Life and at Work, which can be read online, published by the company: Vintage Publishing. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Gift Books, Poetry, Photography, Fashion, Criticism, Art, Drama. The book was published on 2016-07-07 00:00:00. It has 192 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 405 g. File for download Peacock and Vine: Fortuny and Morris in Life and at Work has PDF format and is called peacock-and-vine-fortuny-and-morris-in-life-and-at-work.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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