Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.—William Morris
Believing that art could and should find expression in utilitarian objects that could be enjoyed as part of everyday life, William Morris worked in a wide range of fields, including textiles, furniture, tiles, glass, and wallpaper. His sensibility dramatically influenced typography, printing, and interior design. His genius shone particularly brightly in the design of complex, balanced, intricately repetitive floral patterns applicable to textiles and wallpaper—as represented in these notecards.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
Lily and Pomegranate pattern (detail), 1886
Spring Thicket pattern (detail), 1894
10 blank notecards (5 each of 2 designs) with envelopes in a decorative folio
Printed on recycled paper