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  • Chinese Porcelainby O. du Sartel

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    The art of porcelain manufacturing is linked closely to China and its history, appearing in the 7th century when it became an important symbol of royalty or high status. The masterpieces of the genre featured in this book range from simple tea bowls and fantastic vases to hair ornaments, figurines and snuff boxes with intricate, multi-coloured designs.... more...

  • Folk Art Potters of Japanby Brian Moeran

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 72.95

    Not only rewrites the history of contemporary Western ceramics but also engages in two important discourses in anthropology today: one concerned with art and aesthetics; the other with Orientalism. Amply illustrated, with a frank description of the operation of Japan's art pottery world. more...

  • George Ohrby Ellen J. Lippert

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 100.00

    The late nineteenth-century Biloxi potter, George Ohr, was considered an eccentric in his time but has emerged as a major figure in American art since the discovery of thousands of examples of his work in the 1960s. Currently, Ohr is celebrated as a solitary genius who foreshadowed modern art movements. While an intriguing narrative, this view offers... more...

  • Il mondo del vaso Chigiby Matteo D'Acunto

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    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 the vase refers... more...

  • Fired Up With Rakuby Irene Poulton

    Crowood 2013; US$ 17.49

    The origins of raku can be traced back hundreds of years to Japan, where it was used as the traditional method of creating clay bowls for the tea ceremony. Over the years potters have embraced and adapted the methods, celebrating the remarkable but unpredictable results achieved using raku techniques.The author, who has specialized in raku for over... 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...

  • Shapely Bodiesby Christine A. Jones

    University of Delaware 2013; US$ 84.99

    French artisans began trials to reproduce fine Chinese porcelain in the 1660s. That challenge proved impossible, but inspired radical forms of experimentation. Potters invented artificial alternatives to Chinese porcelain and shaped an identity for their trade that distanced it from guild-crafts and claimed the porcelain body as a marvel of science,... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This is the third edition of this classic text, which has been extensively revised and includes a fully updated bibliography. This edition also includes coverage of new theories which have surfaced since the 1972 revision. more...

  • Blanc de Chineby John Ayers

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 178.00

    This is the first comprehensive publication for thirty years on Blanc de Chine, a pure ivory-white porcelain made in the Dehua kilns of Fujian, a province of Southern China. Contains a catalogue of the important Hickley Collection in Singapore. more...

  • Japanese and Oriental Ceramicsby Hazel H. Gorhan

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 22.50

    Japanese and Oriental Ceramics was first published in print form by Tuttle Publishing in 1971. This comprehensive and profusely illustrated work tells how to distinguish Japanese porcelains from Chinese, and how to recognize modern reproductions of genuine old wares. It is completely indexed, contains a lengthy bibliography, and lists Chinese dates... more...