The Unexpected: Artists' Ceramics of the 20th Century
The Unexpected: Artists' Ceramics of the 20th
Throughout the 20th century, prominent artists from Pablo Picasso to A. R. Penck have experimented with ceramics. The works they produced have complemented and often expanded upon their styles and techniques in painting and sculpture, but they have rarely been studied by art historians. Here for the first time are ceramic works by 23 European artists, all from the extensive collection of artists' pottery at the Museum Het Kruithuis in the Netherlands -- the only such collection in the world.Ceramics by Miro, Leger, Chagall, Braque, Dufy, and Cocteau are beautifully illustrated and discussed, as is the work of Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, and other members of the mid-century CoBrA movement, and that of contemporary artists such as Mimmo Paladino and Bruce McLean. Essays set the ceramics in context, and documentary photographs show the artists at work.
- Brand: Brand: Harry N. Abrams
- ASIN: 0810963698
Ceramica: Mexican Pottery of the 20th Century
Ceramica: Mexican Pottery of the 20th
The ceramics of Mexico embody the diversity and cultural wealth of the country itself. The production of pottery is one of the oldest Mexican crafts. There is not a state in Mexico that does not produce some sort of ceramic ware, whether it be for purposes decorative, functional, religious, or playful. This book displays Mexican ceramics of the twentieth century. It is organized by geographic area, focusing on the eight states with the most important potteries. Within these states, the pieces are further divided by village or town, style, family, and individual artisan. Based upon an exhibition of over 1,200 pieces at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica, California, each color picture is accompanied by a detailed description of the pieces, including, when possible, the artist, style, place of origin, date of production, and size of the piece. This book will be a useful resource for the collector, the traveler, the artist, and everyone who wants to explore a wonderful aspect of Mexican culture.
- ASIN: 0764312480
Talking With the Clay: The Art of Pueblo Pottery in the 21st Century, 20th Anniversary Revised Edition (Native Arts and Voices)
Talking With the Clay: The Art of Pueblo
When you hold a Pueblo pot in your hands, you feel a tactile connection through the clay to the potter and to centuries of tradition. You will find no better guide to this feeling than Talking with the Clay. Stephen Trimble's photographs capture the spirit of Pueblo pottery in its stunning variety, from the glittering micaceous jars of Taos Pueblo to the famous black ware of San Ildefonso Pueblo, from the bold black-on-white designs of Acoma Pueblo to the rich red and gold polychromes of the Hopi villages. His portraits of potters communicate the elegance and warmth of these artists, for this is the potters' book. Revealed through dozens of conversations, their stories and dreams span seven generations and more than a century, revealing how pottery making helps bridge the gap between worlds, between humans and clay, springing from old ways but embracing change. In this revised, expanded, and redesigned edition, Trimble brings his classic into the twenty-first century with interviews and photographs from a new generation of potters working to preserve the miraculous balance between tradition and innovation.
- Brand: Brand: SAR Press
- ASIN: 1930618786
Stemware of the 20th Century: The Top 200 Patterns
Stemware of the 20th Century: The Top 200
A LAVISH, FULL-COLOR, FIRST-EVER PICTORIAL TOUR OF THE TOP 200 STEMWARE PATTERNS OF THE 20TH CENTURY If decorating your home with crystal stemware is one of your guilty pleasures, here is the only book you will ever need! Beautifully illustrated throughout with digitally reproduced full-color photographs, this gorgeous volume is conveniently arranged alphabetically--first by stemware manufacturer and then by the pattern name. Combined with short histories of each manufacturer, listings of every known piece, vital date information on when the pattern was introduced and/or discontinued, and an appendix that ranks the top 200 patterns, Stemware of the 20th Century will earn a toast at any table! Highlights include articles on the popularity of certain patterns, feature stories on designers, behind-the-style looks at particular patterns, and much more!
- Brand: Brand: House of Collectibles
- ASIN: 0676600840
Twentieth Century Acoma Pottery: a journey from the past
Nonya Ware And Kitchen Ch'ing: Ceremonial and Domestic Pottery of the 19th-20th Centuries
Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery
Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio
For nearly a century British potters have invigorated traditional ceramic forms by developing or reinventing techniques, materials, and means of display. Things of Beauty Growing explores major typologies of the vessel—such as bowl, vase, and charger—that have defined studio ceramics since the early 20th century. It places British studio pottery within the context of objects from Europe, Japan, and Korea and presents essays by an international team of scholars and experts. The book highlights the objects themselves, including new works by Adam Buick, Halima Cassell, and Nao Matsunago, featured alongside works by William Staite Murray, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, and others, many published here for the first time. Rounding out the beautifully illustrated volume is an interview with renowned collector John Driscoll and approximately fifty illustrated short biographies of significant makers.
- ASIN: 0300227469
Clear As Mud, Early 20th Century Kentucky Art Pottery
Clear As Mud, Early 20th Century Kentucky Art
Clear as Mud is a ground-breaking look at art pottery produced in Kentucky in the first half of the 20th century. It deals with such potteries as Cornelison Bybee, Waco, the Bybee Pottery Co. of Lexington (Selden-Bybee, Genuine Bybee), Louisville Pottery Co. (Cherokee), Kenton Hills Porcelains and Hadley. The book offered by Payne Fine Arts is direct from the publisher and shrink-wrapped.
- ASIN: 0615310931
Zulu Beer Vessels: In the Twentieth Century
Zulu Beer Vessels: In the Twentieth
Brewing beer has a long tradition with the Zulus, the largest ethnic group of South Africa. The beverage was traditionally prepared by women at home in ornate ceramic vessels specially made for this purpose. This book aims to present the rich palette of styles of these vessels in all their beauty and to save them from being forgotten.The colorful history of the Zulus since the early nineteenth century, including the violent racial segregation in recent years, accompanied a golden age of traditional arts and crafts that served as both a bestower of identity and provided a link to their ancestry.In the Zulu-speaking region there is a wealth of forms and decorative elements that is unprecedented in the ceramic of South Africa. This current publication documents this influence of colonial politics and of the subsequent apartheid laws on style and prevalence of the popular beer vessels.
- ASIN: 3897904233
Dinnerware of the 20th Century: The Top 500 Patterns (OFFICIAL PRICE GUIDES TO DINNERWARE OF THE 20TH CENTURY)
Dinnerware of the 20th Century: The Top 500
A LAVISH, FULL-COLOR, FIRST-EVER PICTORIAL TOUR OF THE TOP 500 DINNERWARE PATTERNS OF THE 20TH CENTURYIf collecting and displaying fine china are part of your passion for gracious living, here is the only book you will ever need! Beautifully illustrated throughout with digitally reproduced full-color photographs, this lovely volume is conveniently arranged alphabetically--first by dinnerware manufacturer and then by the pattern name. Combined with short histories of each manufacturer, listings of every known piece, vital date information on when the pattern was introduced and/or discontinued, and an appendix that ranks the top 500 patterns, Dinnerware in the 20th Century will earn a welcome place at any table!Highlights include articles on the popularity of certain patterns, feature stories on designers, behind-the-style looks at particular patterns, and much more!AND BE SURE NOT TO MISS . . . Stemware in the 20th Century:The Top 200 PatternsSilverware in the 20th Century:The Top 250 PatternsHOUSE OF COLLECTIBLESServing collectors for more than thirty-five years
- Brand: Brand: House of Collectibles
- ASIN: 0676600859
Scandinavian Art Pottery: Denmark & Sweden (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Scandinavian Art Pottery: Denmark & Sweden (Schiffer Book
Scandinavian art pottery, long appreciated regionally, has enjoyed a rediscovery by international collectors over the past five years. Using almost 500 dramatic color photos, this book explores the major factories, workshops, and studios that initiated and created ceramic modernism in Scandinavia, including Royal Copenhagen, Saxbo, Kahler Keramiks, Ipsen, Gustavsberg, and Tobo. Also recounted are brief histories of Denmark and Sweden's most influential designers, including Patrick Nordstrom, Axel Salto, Nils Thorsson, Cathinka Olsen, Gertrud Vasegaard, Josef Ekberg, and Gunnar Nylund. Written by a recognized expert in the field, this long anticipated book provides well researched, up-to-date information on the factories and ceramicists that collectors are most interested in, plus accurate information on marks, dating, and updated values. Clearly photographed and written, this essential reference will provide collectors with the knowledge necessary to enhance and build unique and valuable collections of some of the finest art pottery ever created.
- Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing
- ASIN: 0764322397
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The Saturday Evening Girls Club: A Novel
The Saturday Evening Girls Club: A
In Boston’s North End, four immigrant women leave childhood behind—but never one another. For four young immigrant women living in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s, escaping tradition doesn’t come easy. But at least they have one another and the Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery-making group offering respite from their hectic home lives—and hope for a better future.Ambitious Caprice dreams of opening her own hat shop, which clashes with the expectations of her Sicilian-born parents. Brilliant Ada secretly takes college classes despite the disapproval of her Russian Jewish father. Stunning Maria could marry anyone yet guards her heart to avoid the fate of her Italian Catholic mother, broken down by an alcoholic husband. And shy Thea is torn between asserting herself and embracing an antiquated Jewish tradition.The friends face family clashes and romantic entanglements, career struggles and cultural prejudice. But through their unfailing bond, forged through their weekly gathering, they’ll draw strength—and the courage to transform their immigrant stories into the American lives of their dreams.
- Brand: LAKE UNION
- ASIN: 1503943275
20th Century Ceramics (World of Art)
20th Century Ceramics (World of
Potters long ago left behind the notion that pots must be purely useful or merely pleasant everyday objects. At the turn of the twentieth century, ceramics―as in other media in both the decorative and fine arts―underwent revolutionary change. The potter emerged from the anonymity of the workshop and made more individualistic statements in clay than ever before. Ceramics have kept pace with, or even led, new movements in art, from art nouveau, art deco, the Bauhaus, and futurism, through abstract expressionism, pop and performance, to land art and installation art. Stylistic and technical influences are considered here in context, from orientalism and color theory to modernism, postmodernism, and the profuse diversity of approaches that characterizes the end of the century. The scope is wide, taking in developments in Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, the United States, and Japan. The work of exceptional individuals is appraised, including Taxile Doat, Clarice Cliff, Susie Cooper, Bernard Leach, Isamu Noguchi, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Peter Voulkos, and Adrian Saxe. The relation of ceramics to other disciplines is given close attention: sculptors, such as Antony Gormley and Tony Cragg, and even architects, including Frank Gehry, have made ceramics central t...
- Brand: Thames and Hudson Ltd
- ASIN: 0500203717
Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of David Ohannessian
Feast of Ashes: The Life and Art of
The compelling life story of Armenian ceramicist David Ohannessian, whose work changed the face of Jerusalem―and a granddaughter's search for his legacy. Along the cobbled streets and golden walls of Jerusalem, brilliantly glazed tiles catch the light and beckon the eye. These colorful wares―known as Armenian ceramics―are iconic features of the Holy City. Silently, these works of ceramic art―art that also graces homes and museums around the world―represent a riveting story of resilience and survival: In the final years of the Ottoman Empire, as hundreds of thousands of Armenians were forcibly marched to their deaths, one man carried the secrets of this age-old art with him into exile toward the Syrian desert. Feast of Ashes tells the story of David Ohannessian, the renowned ceramicist who in 1919 founded the art of Armenian pottery in Jerusalem, where his work and that of his followers is now celebrated as a local treasure. Ohannessian's life encompassed some of the most tumultuous upheavals of the modern Middle East. Born in an isolated Anatolian mountain village, he witnessed the rise of violent nationalism in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire, endured arrest and deportation in the Armenian Genocide, founded a new ceramics tradition in Jerusalem under the British...
- ASIN: 1503601935
Shawnee Pottery: An Identification & Value Guide
Shawnee Pottery: An Identification & Value
Shawnee Pottery is arranged in an easy-to-use format and collectors will absolutely love it. Many items have never been shown elsewhere in print. Hundreds of listings with descriptions, current values, production dates, extensive histories, and background information in addition to more than 1,200 color photos. 2004 values.
- Brand: Brand: Collector Books
- ASIN: 0891455744
Haeger Potteries Through the Years: A Price Guide
Haeger Potteries Through the Years: A Price
Organized in 1871, in Dudee, Illinois, the Haeger pottery grew from making building bricks to decorative housewares by 1914. Today it continues to produce many lines of decorative ceramic wares. This book presents the company history, over 200 catalog pages, and over 700 select items fully described with their color names, dimensions, markings, price guide and index. With this, an interestd reader can learn to identify and evaluate Haeger pottery on the market today.
- Brand: Brand: L W Publishing n Book Sales
- ASIN: 0895380838
Twentieth Century Lefton China Dinnerware & Accessories (Schiffer Book for Collectors with Price Guide)
Twentieth Century Lefton China Dinnerware & Accessories (Schiffer
Popular Lefton ceramic dinnerware has been made from 1946 to the present, in 120 different collectible patterns. Here is their story, with over 340 beautiful color pictures to document their variety and make this book the best and most comprehensive resource for Lefton identification. Markings and paper labels are carefully discussed and shown. Common patterns and the "Heritage" lines are featured, along with a comprehensive alphabetical pattern inventory and price guide. Lefton and Occupied Japan collectors will find much to learn in this valuable new reference.
- ASIN: 0764322818
500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design
500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless
Five hundred inspiring variations on the simple, functional bowl will fire any potter's imagination. Displayed on each page are bowls that reinvent and reinterpret the form, and use techniques from across the globe and through the centuries. More importantly, every piece, such as Kate Maury's wheel-thrown porcelain, Stephen F. Fabrico's slab-built bowl with handles, and Ruchika Madan's stoneware Fruit Bowl, testifies to the artist's boundless inventiveness. Captions give each bowl's size, with details on its material and glazes.
- Brand: Brand: Lark Crafts
- ASIN: 1579903622
- UPC: 661741003622
Warman's Roseville Pottery: Identification and Price Guide
Warman's Roseville Pottery: Identification and Price
Seasoned collectors and people new to Roseville pottery will discover all the details they need to know to make the most of their collecting in this updated reference, which includes 1,800 color photographs, a history of the Roseville company and its art, care tips and techniques, and identification tips. Original.
- Brand: Brand: Krause Publications
- ASIN: 0896895106
- UPC: 074962005106
A Potter's Book
When potters throw clay onto a stone, they make a connection across centuries to ancient workshops. The techniques and traditions of these early craftsmen, especially those of China’s Sung dynasty, still inform many of the pottery practices in use today, thanks to the seminal work of Bernard Leach. Leach’s A Potter’s Book was among the first to collect ancient workshop traditions for modern use in studios, emphasizing functional work. It became an immediate hit among potters who embraced its ideal of unity, spontaneity, and simplicity of form. Leach, considered the father of British studio pottery, went on to establish of one of the most respected studios in the world with the ideas of A Potter’s Book at its foundation. With this classic book, potters can learn everything, from how to set up their workshop to how to adapt pigment and glaze recipes to how to design custom kilns. It spotlights four types of pottery: Japanese raku, English slipware, stoneware, and oriental porcelain. Thanks to Leach’s time in Japan and collaborations with master potter Shoji Hamada, it also serves as a fascinating look at the interplay between Eastern and Western art.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1910065161
Jugtown Pottery 1917-2017: A Century of Art & Craft in Clay
Jugtown Pottery 1917-2017: A Century of Art &
This richly illustrated book tells the story of the successful collaboration of Jacques and Juliana Royster Busbee in the creation of a remarkable folkcraft enterprise called Jugtown. This improbable venture, founded in a most unlikely setting, has left its indelible mark on a remote Southern community. Fully illustrated with numerous black-and-white and color photographs of the place, the people who made pottery there, and the pottery produced by them, the book tells how the Busbees convinced a few of rural Moore County’s old-time utilitarian potters to make new-fangled wares for them to sell in Juliana’s Greenwich Village tea room and shop. Following New Yorkers’ wild acceptance of their primitive-looking and alluring pottery offerings, the Busbees built their own workshop in rural Moore County and called it Jugtown. Today, nearly one hundred potters make and sell their wares within a few miles of Jugtown―all because a hundred years ago, the Busbees and their Jugtown potters found a new way to make old jugs. Stephen C. Compton is an independent scholar and an avid collector of historic, traditional North Carolina pottery. Steve has written numerous articles and books about the state’s pottery. Widely recognized for his North Carolina pottery expertise, the author is f...
- ASIN: 0895876728
Art Pottery of the United States: An Encyclopedia of Producers and Their Marks, Together With a Directory of Studio Potters Working in the United st
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