Book, 20.8 x 13.4 cm, 143 p, language: English, publisher: Boston, Massachusetts: Adamant Media Corporation, ISBN: 9780543682284.
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2024/861).
Literary synopsis Willam Morris's *A Dream of John Ball* is not only a classic of English literature, but also a work of significance to the Arts and Crafts revival of fine printing. It tells, in fictionalized form, of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, and it was clearly an outgrowth of Morris' involvement with the Socialist League. His depiction of early-Medieval England as a sort of golden age differed from the prevailing view of that period as dark and violent. Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice In 1891 Morris founded his own Kelmscott Press, a major milestone in fine printing. In 1892 the Press produced an edition of *A Dream of John Ball*, set in Morris's own Golden and Ornaments typefaces, and with a frontispiece designed by Edward Burne-Jones. [Download book](http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/357)
Authorship: Artist Author.
Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.
> William Morris.
> Exhibition: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ARTWORK BECOMES A NOVEL?. M HKA, Antwerp, 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.
> Exhibition: THE BOOK LOVERS - A Project about Artist Novels. The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, 25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.
> Exhibition: Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up Bookstore). De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, 28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
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