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Shoji Hamada: A Potter's Way & Work

Peterson, Susan

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ISBN 10: 0870112287 / ISBN 13: 9780870112287
Published by Kodansha `, NY, 1974
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Bookplate of previous owner, inside front cover. Book is, otherwise, in mint condition with DJ in mylar; price-clipped. Foreward by the wonderful Bernard Leach, with whom Hamada was associated for many years. This artist is considered one of Japan's "Living National Treasures". This is the first book to offer a view of his daily life and work. The author spent four mounths with Hamada in 1970 as a friend and observer. 18 color and 253 black-and-white plates contain a wealth of detail about technique and process but empasis is on Hamada as an individual. Bookseller Inventory # 001096

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Title: Shoji Hamada: A Potter's Way & Work

Publisher: Kodansha `, NY

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Clothbound Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Shoji Hamada, along with Bernard Leach, was one of the key figures in the development of studio pottery in the 20th century. His influence both in England and the US as well as in his native Japan cannot be underestimated. The Japanese government designated him a Living National Treasure" in 1955 and awarded him the Order of Culture in 1968. This book has been totally redesigned with colour photographs and a new chapter."

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Susan Peterson is a potter who taught ceramics at the University of Southern California and the University of New York. She is the author of several books on pottery and ceramics and her 54-part television series, 'Wheels, Kilns, and Clay' was aired by both CBS and PBS.

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