Archive for the ‘William Morris’ Category

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
William Morris textile design

Believe me if we want art to begin at home, as it must, we must clear our houses of troublesome superfluities that are for ever in our way: conventional comforts that are no real comforts, and do but make work for servants…

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The past is not dead, but is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make

Sunday, March 21st, 2010
Heidelberg Castle

To my mind, therefore, no excuse is needful for the attempt made in the following pages to familiarise the reading public with what was once a famous knowledge-book of the Middle Ages. But the reader…

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The greatest foe to art is luxury

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

You must dismiss at once as a delusion the hope that has been sometimes cherished, that you can have a building which is a work of art, and is therefore above all things properly built, at the same price as a building which only pretends to be this: never forget when people talk…

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