Books

Along with our lovely glossy guide to William and Evelyn De Morgan and the catalogue of Evelyn De Morgan paintings, we also stock a range of books related to the De Morgans and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Click on each item to see enlarged images and further information.

Sublime Symmetry Exhibition Catalogue

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This 36 page A5 full colour catalogue accompanies the Sublime Symmetry touring exhibition.

William Morris in 50 Objects

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William Morris in 50 Objects

"An inviting insight to a world class collection"
Jan Marsh
Lavishly illustrated with objects from the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, this pocket guide introduces the achievements of a remarkable individual. Renowned in his lifetime as designer, craftsman, poet and revolutionary socialist, William Morris (1834-1896) continues to inspire artists and radical thinkers across the globe.

A Small Collection of Works by WIlliam De Morgan

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A Small Collection of Works by WIlliam De Morgan

Brochure from exhibition at the Fine Art Society, 148 New Bond Street, London

Held on May 3 to 28, 1982

2-fold heavy paper brochure with colour photographs of vases and plates by William De Morgan

Princess Girlikin, by Mary De Morgan and Ida Nichols

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Princess Girlikin, by Ida Preston Nichols;

and

Other Fairy Tales, by Mary De Morgan

1st edition; a scarce book

Publisher:  E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, 1892

The Old Madhouse, by William De Morgan

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The Old Madhouse, by William De Morgan

Publisher: Henry Holt & Co., New York, 1919

1st American edition

Rare Spirit, by Mark Hamilton

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Rare Spirit: A Life of WIlliam De Morgan, by Mark Hamilton

1st edition

Publisher:  Constable, 1997

With dust wrapper

Excellent condition

A Likely Story - by WIlliam De Morgan

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A Likely Story

by William De Morgan

1911 Heinemann 1st ed

The Grosvenor Gallery

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Edited by Susan P Casteras and Colleen Denney.

Founded in 1877 as an alternative to the Royal Academy, the Grosvenor Gallery displayed the works of many progressive artists whose works were ignored by the more traditional exhibition venues.  Although it was in business only until 1890, the gallery proved to be an influential force in Victorian art and society, as well as in the evolution of museum practice.

Hardback, 224 pages.  Published by Yale Center for British Art. ISBN: 978-0300067521

Iznik Pottery

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by John Carswell

This fascinating introductory book tells the story of Iznik ceramics from the world-famous collection of the British Museum.  Included are some of the greatest glories of Ottoman art - ceramic vessels and tiles made to decorate newly founded mosques and palaces.  The influence of Iznik art on Europen ceramicists such as William De Morgan and Cantagalli is described. 

Published by the British Museum. Softback, 128 pages. ISBN: 978- 0714124414

Islamic Art

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by Barbara Brend

This highly illustrated history of Islamic art surveys the magnificent achievement of Muslim artists and craftsmen over 1200 years, from the seventh to the nineteenth centuries AD. Architecture, manuscripts, ceramics and glass, metalwork, textiles and carpets are all considered.

Softback, 240 pages. Published by the British Museum. ISBN: 978-0714114439