This book is an excellent objective analysis of William Morris's achievements across the full range of his creative involvement, poetic, literary, decoration, design and printing. The heart of the book is a carefullfy contextualised and wide-ranging analysis of his creative business practise. The book is a very easy read as it is excellently written, edited and presented and includes appropriately chosen illustrations. This would be an excellent complement to both Fiona McCathy's William Morris: A Life for Our Time
's more personal biography and Meier's two volume William Morris: The Marxist Dreamer
on Morris's politics. Plenty of detail about genuinely interesting aspects of the design and business process and the extent of Morris's successes and few failures.