Close detail of the Upper Hallway ceiling at Red House, Bexleyheath, London. The plasterwork was pricked in an all-over pattern and curvilinear designs in red and blue painted by William Morris, Philip Webb and friends.
Artist and designer William Morris was an active member of the Private Press Movement. Private Press refers to books manufactured with traditional methods of printing and binding with the goal of producing a book that not only conveys information but is also a work of art. Art and craft as one. Morris founded Kelmscott Press to realize his vision of books as works of art, producing more than 18,000 copies of 53 different works between 1891 and 1898.