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THE MAD POTTER OF BILOXI

Clark, Garth;Ellison, Robert A.;Heicht, Eugene

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ISBN 10: 0896599272 / ISBN 13: 9780896599277
Published by ABBEVILLE, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: THE MAD POTTER OF BILOXI

Publisher: ABBEVILLE, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Book

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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!"

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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.

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