William Morris: Love is Enough

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Love Is Enough, first published in 1872 by Ellis & White, was the work William Morris turned to upon arriving back from his 1871 trip to Iceland, home of the medieval sagas he so admired. About this time he was also busy hand-copying and illuminating manuscripts. His career in the visual arts can be seen as a succession of enthusiasms in which he set himself to work learning handicraft methods of the past, perfected them, and finally taught them to others with an eye to commercial production. Embroidery, stained glass, indigo dyeing, tapestry weaving, and others found their way into the production schedule of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, & Co. and its successor Morris & Co. One of the artistic enthusiasms that did …

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Boenig, Robert. "Love is Enough". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2007
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