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The Eloquent Object: The Evolution of American Aart in Craft Media Since 1945

Manhart, Marcia; Manhart, Tom

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ISBN 10: 0866590064 / ISBN 13: 9780866590068
Published by Philbrook Museum of Art, 1967
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Green cloth boards. Binding is tight and square. Pages are clean and unmarked except soil on outer bottom edge. Dust Jacket is in a brodart cover. Ex-library with usual markings. Bookseller Inventory # 01165

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Title: The Eloquent Object: The Evolution of ...

Publisher: Philbrook Museum of Art

Publication Date: 1967

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Shows examples of modern sculpture, pottery, textiles, glass, and jewelry and discusses the connection between art and crafts

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Aptly titled, this splendid tour de force treats readers to multifaceted investigations of memorable objects "shimmering with consequence," from the formally sublimeHarvey Littleton's prismatic glass arcs, Laura Andreson's quixotic luster-glazed porcelains; to the socially portentousJudy Chicago's feminist tableware; the satiricRobert Aronson's ceramic finger-key typewriter; the harrowingJames Surl's cruciform wood mobile, "Needle Man"; the technically awesomeStanley Lechtzin's electroformed silver jewelry; and just plain kitschKenny Scharf's "Van Chrome Television." The authors, curators of the exhibition at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum that formed the basis for this volume, highlight new directions over the last two decades in work in clay, glass, metals, fibers and wood. They emphasize the melting line between fine art and craft, as the esthetics of functional objects transcend, even contradict, use, and they explore the use of traditionally craft-associated materials for purely sculptural intent or as vehicles for ideas. The remaining 10 lively essays by assorted scholars, critics and museum professionals address the issue of fine vs. applied art, revealing the logic inherent in the current vitality of a crafts impulse in America. Photos.
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