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"The Artful Teapot" examines the form of the teapot and how it has become not only an icon but an inventive vehicle for artistic expression. The sculptor and installation artist, Arman, called it "one of the key fetish objects of our time" and, as such, the teapot has drawn widespread attention from designers and artists. The 500-year history of the teapot is represented by key works from Yixing, Meissen, Wedgwood and other producers, providing the historical background for its main focus: the creations of such leading 20th-century artists and designers as Bernard Leach, David Hockney and Keith Haring. The accompanying text provides an analysis of these works. Teapots in a wide range of media are examined, from porcelain, earthenware and ceramic, through sterling silver, glass and wire. Also included is a brief history of tea and the tea trade, and an introduction to the accountrements and customs of the world of tea.
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Garth Clark is the author of the standard works American Ceramics: 1876 to the Present and The Potter's Art: A Complete History of British Ceramics. His The Eccentric Teapot was a bestseller.
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Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, London, England, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Illustrated by Cunha, Tony (illustrator). This book examines the chameleon-like form of the teapot and how it has become not only an icon but an inventive vehicle for artistic expression. The teapot has drawn widespread attention from the world's leading designers and artists because it is what the French sculptor and installation artist, Arman, calls one of the key 'fetish' objects of our time. More than 250 teapots are reproduced in color in which the teapot's 500-year history is represented by key works from Yixing, Meissen, Minton, Wedgwood and other producers. 285 illustrations. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Seller Inventory # 003744
Book Description Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0500510458
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0500510458