Dec 17 2017

"The Most Amazing Man of the Nineteenth Century" William Morris Talk

Starts: 2:30 PM

Location: North Dining Hall, Farmington

John Rosenwald, scholar, teacher, and collector, will speak on "The Most Amazing Man of the Nineteenth Century", an overview of the work of William Morris, on Sunday, December 17th at 2:30 in the North Dining Hall at UMF in Farmington. The talk is free and open to the public.

William Morris (in only one lifetime) was a Pre-Raphaelite painter, a nationally famous poet, the creator of the most important British home decoration firm in the world, an early campaigner for socialism, preserver of the world's oldest dated Persian carpet, writer of utopian and fantasy fiction, and then, in his final six years, founder of the press that produced the world's very finest printed books, most notably the "Kelmscott Chaucer".

John Rosenwald, Morris scholar and fan, is Professor Emeritus at Beloit College and Fulbright Professor of American and British Culture at China's Fudan, Zhejiang, and Nankai Universities. His talk, the first in series of lectures sponsored by the Shiretown Bookers, will include fabrics designed by Morris as well as books by and about this extraordinary human being.

North Dining Hall is located in the Olsen Student Center, at 111 South Street in Farmington.

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