An Arts & Crafts Colouring Book
(Published in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
- ISBN 9780500420591
- 26.90 x 21.50 cm
- Illustrated in colour throughout
- First published 2016
A colouring book of iconic patterns produced by William Morris and his contemporaries at Morris & Co. from the V&A’s outstanding collection
‘These natural forms which are at once most familiar and most delightful to us, as well from association as from beauty, are the best for our purpose’
– William Morris
William Morris’s patterns are enduringly popular for their originality and colour, and have captured the imagination of countless designers and artists. This colouring book explores the intricate work of William Morris, and allows the reader to invent their own colourways to complete Morris’s patterns.
• 45 patterns to colour, interspersed by full-colour reproductions of the original designs.
• Organized into four sections – ‘Nature’, ‘Colour’, ‘Pattern’ and ‘Craft’ – to highlight different aspects of the designs, and the crafts and skills behind them.
• Explores Morris’s love of nature, his artistry, mastery of colour and innovation in pattern design in concise introductory texts.
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design and holds an extensive collection of wallpaper, textile and tile designs by William Morris and his contemporaries.