Calligraphic Masterpieces

EXHIBITION: Calligraphic Masterpieces. William Morris the Scribe. From the Icelandic sagas to the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, William Morris Gallery (Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4PP, Tel. 020 8496 4390), 19 June – 22 August 2010.

The Gallery’s summer show explores William Morris’ remarkable achievements in calligraphy and manuscript illumination. Morris was enraptured by beautiful books. The exhibition focuses on the 1870s, his most intense period of calligraphic activity. The exhibits demonstrate his extraordinary range of interests from the Icelandic sagas to the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Important loans from other UK institutions make this a must see for all those interested in the art of writing.

The William Morris Gallery is the only public Gallery devoted to William Morris – designer, craftsman, writer, socialist and conservationist – and displays an internationally important collection illustrating his life, achievements and influence.

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