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  • Earth, Fire, Water, Airby Helen Topliss

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 50.00

    A beautiful and fascinating collection of letters written by Australian potter Anne Dangar to fellow Australian artist Grace Crowley when Anne was an artist living in France during 1930 to 1951. more...

  • Figur ohne Raum?by Nikolaus Dietrich

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    Nikolaus Dietrich presents a general model for the understanding of space in Greek paintings, based on an analysis of landscape elements in Attic vase painting of the 6th and 5th centuries BC. Our concept of space in landscapes proves to be completely unsuitable for understanding these motifs. Space in Greek paintings is not an earlier stage... more...

  • Greek Painted Potteryby R M Cook **Decd**; R. M. Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Greek Painted Pottery has been used by classics and classical archaeology students for some thirty years. It thoroughly examines all painted pottery styles from the Protogeometric to the Hellenistic period from all areas of Greece and from the colonies in parts of Italy. In each case it covers the development of iconography and the use of colour,... more...

  • Il mondo del vaso Chigiby Matteo D'Acunto

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    This book analyses the stylistic, iconografic and historical aspects of the Chigi olpe, the famous Protocorinthian vase dating back as early as ca. 650 BC. Its iconographic program conveys the ideology and the historical context of the Corinthians who used the olpe in their symposia: the question is which society was mirrored in it, as... more...

  • A Potter's Workbookby Clary Illian; Charles Metzger

    University of Iowa Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    In A Potter's Workbook, renowned studio potter and teacher Clary Illian presents a textbook for the hand and the mind. Her aim is to provide a way to see, to make, and to think about the forms of wheel-thrown vessels; her information and inspiration explain both the mechanics of throwing and finishing pots made simply on the wheel and the principles... more...

  • African Pottery Roulettes Past and Presentby Anne Haour; K. Manning; N. Arazi

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 25.00

    African Pottery Roulettes Past and Present considers ethnographic, museological and archaeological approaches to pottery-decorating tools called roulettes, that is to say, short lengths of fibre or wood that are rolled over the surface of a vessel for decoration. This book sets out, for the first time, a solid typology for the classification of African... more...

  • Athenian Potters and Painters IIIby John Oakley

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 75.00

    Athenian Potters and Painters III presents a rich mass of new material on Greek vases, including finds from excavations at the Kerameikos in Athens and Despotiko in the Cyclades. Some contributions focus on painters or workshops - Paseas, the Robinson Group, and the structure of the figured pottery industry in Athens; others on vase forms - plates,... more...

  • Blanc de Chineby John Ayers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Dehua porcelain, or Blanc de Chine as it is known in the West, is pure ivory-white porcelain made at the Dehua kilns in the southern Chinese province of Fujian. It rose to international significance in the 17th century and inspired aristocratic patronage in the development of European porcelain. Its popularity at home and abroad continued and the kilns... more...

  • Cultural Practices and Material Culture in Archaic and Classical Creteby Oliver Pilz; Gunnar Seelentag

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Crete offers rich material for investigating questions at the heart of research on social organization in ancient Greece. The essays in these proceedings use archeological and historical approaches to analyze the processes of structural change that took place in the cities of Crete during the Archaic and Classical periods, bringing together... more...

  • The Dinner Partyby Jane F. Gerhard

    University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    Judy Chicago's monumental art installation The Dinner Party was an immediate sensation when it debuted in 1979, and today it is considered the most popular work of art to emerge from the second-wave feminist movement. Jane F. Gerhard examines the piece's popularity to understand how ideas about feminism migrated from activist and intellectual... more...