The Art of Ceramics: European Ceramic Design 1500-1830

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The great age of European ceramic design began around 1500 and ended in the early 19th century with the introduction of large-scale production of ceramics. In this illustrated history, with nearly 300 color and black and white photos and reproductions, curator Howard Coutts considers the main stylistic trends¨Renaissance, Mannerism, Oriental, Rococo, and Neoclassicism¨as they were represented in such products as Italian Majolica, Dutch Delftware, Meissen and SŔvres porcelain, Staffordshire, and Wedgwood pottery. He pays close attention to changes in eating habits over the period, particularly the layout of a formal dinner, and discusses the development of ceramics as room decoration, the transmission of images via prints, marketing of ceramics and other luxury goods, and the intellectual background to Neoclassicism.

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Published in association with the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York

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Howard Coutts is curator of ceramics at The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, England.

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