This book is broken up into four zones, or worlds. World 1 is people and self: Morris' private life. World 2 is art and self: the art he created himself. World 3 is art and others, art as a social, collective activity. World 4, we and humanity, includes Morris' involvement with socialism, where his thinking never went beyond utopian dreams.
William Morris (1834 - 1896) was an English textile designer, artist, writer, and even a libertarian socialist. His flower patterns are well-known worldwide, but his other design works such as editorial and font design are also worth watching and appreciating. This book presents not only his textile patterns but also book design, font design, posters, stamps and various artworks including painting, all of which will become precious reference for designers as well as for art lovers. (Mostly Japanese texts, some English as supplementary)