With the emergence of a contemporary desire for nostalgic interior style, "Retro" has inevitably become a highly valuable branch of interior design. Examining themes from production and consumption to cultural and social impacts on gender and class, Retro Style provides the essential critique of the modern vintage revival.
Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their inventions and textiles, they inspired a new variety of art. This book traces their genius right to the source.