Peacock and Vine

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.

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  • Author : A S Byatt
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 192 pages
  • ISBN : 1473524938
  • Rating : 3/5 from 8 reviews
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Peacock and Vine

Peacock and Vine
  • Author : A S Byatt
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 07 July 2016
GET THIS BOOKPeacock and Vine

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

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  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 18 October 2017
GET THIS BOOKProceedings of the XI International Congress of Egyptologists, Florence, Italy 23-30 August 2015

Presents proceedings from the eleventh International Congress of Egyptologists which took place at the Florence Egyptian Museum (Museo Egizio Firenze), Italy from 23- 30 August 2015.

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  • Author : Stewart Marsh Ellis
  • Publisher : Haskell House
  • Release : 12 April 2021
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A study of Meredith's life & his relationships with his friends, drawn in terms of his literary output & the effect. On his literary output, of his various friendships. Of special interest are the discussions of the writer's marriages & of his work as a journalist.