Commissioned Illustrations, Illustration
No one of you can fail to know what neglect of art has done to this great treasure of mankind: the earth which was beautiful before man lived on it, which for many ages grew in beauty as men grew in numbers and power, is now growing uglier day by day…
Morris, W. (1880) Hopes and fears for art: the prospects of architecture in civilisation
I want the democracy of the arts established: I want everyone to think for himself about them, and not to take things for granted from hearsay; every man to do what he thinks right, not in anarchical fashion, but feeling that he is responsible to his fellows for what he feels, thinks, and has determined.
Morris, W. Words & Wisdom