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Publisher Comments:

Since 1980, ceramic art has come alive as never before. Brightly patterned, humorous, and sometimes irreverent, ceramics appeal to a wider audience than at any other time.<P>Mark Del Vecchio provides a stunning international overview of the richness and diversity of ceramic art during the past twenty years. He surveys the achievements of over 130 masters of contemporary ceramics from more than twenty-five countries, among them Ralph Baccera, Adrian Saxe, Betty Woodman, Akio Takamori, and Andrew Lord, analyzing their varied approaches by presenting the work in twelve themes: the postmodern look; post-minimalism; pattern and decoration; the multiple vessel; organic abstraction; the real/super-real; history, culture, and time; the image and the vessel; the vessel as image; figural sculpture; abstract sculpture; and post-industrialism. In his introduction, the noted ceramic historian Garth Clark shows how this great burst of creative energy and innovation provided an escape route from the antagonistic and demoralizing relationship that had existed between ceramics and modernism.<P>Complete with illustrated biographies of each of the artists and a detailed bibliography, the book not only brims with colorful ceramics but also provides the depth of information necessary for it to become a standard reference work for professionals and amateurs, makers and collectors.

Book News Annotation:

Del Vecchio has been a leading promoter of ceramics scholarship for 20 years. Here he presents a survey of 130-plus international, contemporary masters of ceramics of the past two decades, whose work actively engages with one or another of postmodernism's many agendas. The works are grouped within 12 themes: the postmodern look; post- minimalism; pattern and decoration; the multiple vessel; organic abstraction; the real/super-real; history, culture, and time; the image and the vessel; the vessel as image; figural sculpture; abstract sculpture; and post-industrialism. A detailed biography is provided for each artist. With 327 illustrations, 247 in color, this text will appeal to professionals and amateurs, makers and collectors. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A critical survey of modern ceramics, this reference contains the work of over 130 contemporary artists from more than 25 countries and demonstrates the richness and diversity of ceramic art since around 1980.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500237878
Introduction:
Clark, Garth
Author:
Clark, Garth
Introduction by:
Clark, Garth
Introduction:
Clark, Garth
Author:
del Vecchio, Mark
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Pottery & Ceramics
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Pottery craft
Subject:
Pottery
Subject:
Ceramics
Subject:
Ceramic sculpture
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art pottery -- 20th century.
Subject:
Ceramic sculpture -- 20th century.
Subject:
Crafts-Ceramic Technique
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
TR-00-11
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.37x9.07x1.01 in. 2.80 lbs.

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