I realised last night that I was in danger of missing Fiona MacCarthy’s admirable exhibition Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy 1860-1960, which closes this weekend. So, I made my way back to the NPG amidst the Friday evening crowds (there’s a lot of reading as well as looking to be done). What comes across very forcefully is the amazing range of his activities: writer (now neglected); weaver; printer; manufacturer; political agitator; designer. Of course, he was helped by having a private income, but it’s still an amazing record. Not least, I hadn’t realised the extent of his influence on the Garden City movement, Ebenezer Howard, Henrietta Barnett, George Lansbury et. al.