William Morris is well-known as a textile designer but his friendship with Eleanor Marx and Frederick Engels tends to have been glossed over, as was his enthusiastic support for Marx's ideas on the question of Alienation resulting from mechanisation.
This latter question finds expression in Morris's own ideas on the need to end the false division between craft and design and his belief that useful objects should be made to last and to be beautiful - as opposed to the capitalist concept of built-in obsolescene.
News From Nowhere presents his vision of a future socialist society following a Revolution in Great Britain that condemns the Houses of Parliament to. ... Oh dear - it is probably as well if I leave you to find out for yourself dear reader.
Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.
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