Third printing of the first edition (as stated upon copyright page). 192 pages. Hardcover; H 31cm x L 26cm. Dust jacket. Dark maroon cloth. With frontispiece, Foreword, color and b/w photographs, two appendices, Notes, Selected Bibliography, and Index. Excellent monograph on the pottery and life of George E. Ohr (1857-1918), the "Mad Potter of Biloxi" Mississippi, whose bold experimentation with clay forms have led to his attribution as the father of the American Abstract-Expressionism movement. A fine crisp copy in a fine dust jacket. Please note that this large book will require additional postage for any postal class other than domestic Media Mail. ISBN 0896599272. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Misunderstood and unappreciated during his lifetime (1857-1918), George Ohr, America's archetypal artist-potter, pushed the form of the vessel beyond mere function to the point of abstraction. Today the genius of this radical and sophisticated artist has finally been recognized. His thin-walled, paper-light pots, labeled grotesque in his day, are now seen as a tour de force of delicacy and restraint and a stunning exploration of the plasticity of clay. Ruffling, twisting, tearing, and collapsing his fragile pots, Ohr anticipated much of what we take for granted in contemporary art and ceramics.
Stunningly illustrated with 140 color images of his most important pieces, this landmark volume, winner of the George Wittenborn Award for outstanding art books from the Art Libraries Society of North America, presents the first major study of Ohr. Beautifully woven together, the text and images confirm a judgment the Mad Potter once passed on himself: "Unequaled! Unrivaled! Undisputed!" he wrote on a sign outside his shop, "Greatest Art Potter on Earth!"
About the Author: Garth Clark, a widely published critic and historian of ceramics, is the founding director of the Institute for Ceramic History and the author of Abbeville's American Ceramics: 1976 to the Present and The Eccentric Teapot. Robert A. Ellison, Jr., an artist and author, is a founding member of the American Ceramic Arts Society and has lectured on Ohr. Eugene Hecht is a widely published authority on Ohr and American art pottery and a founding member of the American Ceramic Arts Society. John White is a photographer based in New York whose work ranges from fine art and design to advertising.
Title: THE MAD POTTER OF BILOXI; THE ART AND LIFE ...
Publisher: New York and London: Abbeville Press, Publishers, 1989.
Book Description Abbeville Press, New York, 1989. Softbound. Book Condition: VG. Color illustrated glossy wraps. 192 pp., profusely illustrated most in color. A monumental publication that really brings the scholarship on Ohr up to date and presents new theories and facts. The illustrations are essential to the understanding of this unique potter. Essential and vital. Bookseller Inventory # 105937
Book Description Abbeville Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0896599272 JUMBO - Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear and a remainder mark to one edge - NICE. Bookseller Inventory # Z0896599272Z2
Book Description Hardcover Oct 13, 1989. Book Condition: Good. Well-read ex-library copy with usual ex-library characteristics. Dust jacket protected by clear plastic. Bookseller Inventory # 16039
Book Description Abbeville Press, New York, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Jacket has light general wear and a couple of tiny scrapes to two corners. No tears. Large texta (felt-pen) inscription to half-title page - otherwise book very clean. Binding tight. 192pp Size: 265mm x 310mm. Bookseller Inventory # 018428
Book Description Abbeville Press 1989-10-13, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0896599272. Bookseller Inventory # 559500
Book Description Abbeville Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0896599272
Book Description ABBEVILLE PRESS, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Used. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978089659927708. Bookseller Inventory # 01978089659927708
Book Description Abbeville Press, 1989. Hardcover. Sixe: 10.5x 12.25 inches, 192pp., illus. As new, clean, tight & bright condition, with bright and crisp dust jacket now in a clear protective mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 203695
Book Description Abbeville Press, New York 1989, 1989. 31.0 x 26.0cms 192pp, b/w & colour illusts, fine hardback & dustwrapper Dismissed in his lifetime as crazy, Ohr (1857-1918) was 'a radical and sophisticated artist', His 'grotesque' paper-light pots are now read as 'masterpieces of delicacy and restraint' and he was 'the most expert thrower the potter's wheel as ever known'. Bookseller Inventory # 131841
Book Description Abbeville Press,, NY:, 1989. Hardcover. 140 color plates, photographed by John White. Second printing. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper, else fine in a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 14430