(1843-96) Activist group leader in England, and an Oxford divinity student who abandond theology and studied both architecture and painting after encountering John Ruskins teachings.
The Seven Lamps of Architecture laid out the principles of great architecture. When William Morris could find no house that lived to his standards he commisioned Philip Webb(1831-1915) to design what became known as the Red House (1859-60). A Medieval domestic vernacular. A very straight forward approch to to structures using his friends in collaberation founding Morris, Marshal, Faulkner, and Co. in 1862. Establishing workshops where artisans and craftsmen created wallpapers, stained glass, ect., using hadicraft techniques.
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A term for a penis usually used in conjunction with the term George Orwells and stated in a dignified manner.
Sorry about being late for cocktail hour but Mumsy and I got into a bit of a tiff trying to decide where to put my William Morris.
by Austin Millbarge, Emmit Fitzhume, Bob Hodges November 24, 2006