william morris - 1834 - 1896
Morris & Company
Merton Abbey book of dye recipes for printed textiles, from 1882
Ink and printed fabrics glued to paper
Beauty, which is what is meant by art, using the word in its widest sense, is, I contend, no mere accident to human life, which people can take or leave as they choose, but a positive necessity of life.
- William Morris, The Beauty of Life, 1880