From Rossetti to Voysey: Arts & Crafts Stamped Cloth Book Cover Design
Blackwell - 10th May 2012 to 15th July 2012
The exhibition brings together books with case-bound cloth covers by well known artists and designers, published between 1866 and 1911 and issued by commercial publishers. The featured designers read like a roll-call of the leading names of the day, including: DG Rossetti, William Morris, Philip Webb, Charles Ricketts, Walter Crane, Laurence Housman and Gleeson White.
The covers have been selected on the grounds of their style and for the proximity of their designers to the core of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Most of those included had work shown at the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society; four of the designers were Masters of the Art Workers Guild.