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American Ceramics 1876 to the Present

Clark, Garth

ISBN 10: 0896597431 / ISBN 13: 9780896597433
Published by Abbeville Press Publishers, 1987
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Black cloth hardback is tightly bound with bright gilt to spine. Contains more than a hundred full color and 140 black and white illustrations, very comprehensive Bibliography and Index. End papers are black. Binding shows no wear. Unclipped DJ, now in Brodart, has no wear to edges with very faint rubbing. Digital photos available. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 351 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 714

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Title: American Ceramics 1876 to the Present

Publisher: Abbeville Press Publishers

Publication Date: 1987

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Revised Edition

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Synopsis:

Concentrates on the century's leading ceramists who represented the vanguard of the ceramic-art aesthetic

From Publishers Weekly:

American ceramics have made a quantum leap in status and marketability since Clark published his path-breaking survey A Century of Ceramics in the United States (1979). This greatly expanded and revised update includes scores of beautiful new illustrations. Proceeding decade by decade, Clark's brisk narrative spotlights strong personalities who left their personal stamp on ceramics. In addition to Louis Tiffany, we meet, for example, George Ohr, "the mad potter of Biloxi" whose weird, ruffled forms anticipated modern verbal/visual juxtapositions by over half a century, and Beatrice Wood, who rejected perfectionistic standards to create "art pottery" with the luster of Roman glass. On the contemporary scene, Mary Frank's fiery Lovers is at the opposite pole from Super-Objects of the conceptualists; a different tack is taken by Michael Lucero in his glazed, painted-in-the-round fantasy, Lunar Life Dreamer. There are uncountable riches in this treasure-trove of an album.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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