The Ceramics Reader

Author: Kevin Petrie,Andrew Livingstone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472584422

Category: Art

Page: 616

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The Ceramics Reader is an impressive editorial collection of essays and text extracts, covering every discipline within ceramics, past and present. Tackling such fundamental questions as "why are ceramics important?", the book also considers the field from a range of perspectives - as a cultural activity or metaphor, as a vehicle for propaganda, within industry and museums, and most recently as part of the 'expanded field' as a fine art medium and hub for ideas. Newly commissioned material features prominently alongside existing scholarship, to ensure an international and truly comprehensive look at ceramics.

Das Buch der Kinder


Author: A.S. Byatt

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104016453

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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A.S. Byatt - Booker-Preis Gewinnerin und von der Queen ernannte ›Dame Commander of the British Empire‹ - umspannt in ihrem neuen, opulenten Roman ein Vierteljahrhundert, die Jahre von 1895 bis kurz nach dem 1. Weltkrieg. Im Süden Englands, in London, Paris und im zügellosen Schwabing suchen die Familien Wellwood, Fludd und Cairn am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts ein freieres und erfüllteres Leben, sie proben neue Wege in Kunst und Politik, Liebe und Erziehung. Immer mit dabei sind die vielen Kinder, die sich mit ihren unterschiedlichen Talenten und Temperamenten einen Weg durch die Lebensexperimente ihrer Eltern bahnen. Aber alle Familien, auch die fortschrittlichsten, haben ihre dunklen Geheimnisse – am Ende drohen Enttäuschung, Verrat und der große Krieg. ›Das Buch der Kinder‹ schlägt einen weiten Bogen von England bis nach Deutschland und berührt dabei immer wieder im Kleinen, in den intimen Momenten, die ein jedes Leben unverwechselbar machen.

John Henry Days


Author: Colson Whitehead

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446262342

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 9251

In einem Kaff in West Virginia findet ein Festival zu Ehren des legendären Volkshelden John Henry statt. Als der junge Journalist J. Sutter und seine Feunde dort erscheinen, treffen zwei Welten aufeinander. Ein witziges und zugleich beunruhigendes Porträt der amerikanischen Gesellschaft, laut Jonathan Franzen "unwiderstehlich geschrieben".

Der Hase mit den Bernsteinaugen

das verborgene Erbe der Familie Ephrussi

Author: Edmund De Waal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423142120

Category: Art

Page: 349

View: 7963

Anhand kleiner japanischer Kunstfiguren, die in einer Bankiersfamilie in Paris, Wien und Tokyo von Generation zu Generation weitergegeben wurden, wird das Leben der jüdischen Oberschicht vom späten 19. Jahrhundert bis nach dem 2. Weltkrieg rekonstruiert.

Ceramic Art of Japan

A Handbook for Collectors

Author: Hugo Munsterberg

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913091

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 272

View: 4590

Featuring dozens of color photographs and extensive commentary, this Japanese ceramics guide is an comprehensive resource for collectors and art enthusiasts. For the collector of Japanese ceramics, the chief value of the book will lie in the author's very practical advice on what, where, and how to collect; what to pay; how to choose a dealer; how to distinguish between the genuine and the imitation; and similar matters of importance. For the non-collector who nevertheless admires Japanese ceramics, the main interest will undoubtedly lie in the concise and highly readable background information that Mr. Munsterberg presents and in his amiable manner of leading the reader to an appreciation of Japan's ceramic art. For both the collector and the non-collector, the abundance of illustrations, many of them in color, will provide an aesthetic treat.

The Ceramic Glaze Handbook

Materials, Techniques, Formulas

Author: Mark Burleson

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579904395

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 3548

Enjoy working with clay more than ever before! Grasp the full potential of glazes with this invaluable book that details the art and science of glazing from its origins and chemical nature to how to achieve brilliant colour, set the right firing temperatures, and avoid faults. With many beautiful examples throughout. Ompletely revised and updated.

The Ceramic Spectrum

A Simplified Approach to Glaze and Color Development

Author: Robin Hopper

Publisher: Amer Ceramic Society

ISBN: 9781574983029

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 4564

This is your complete guide to materials and color testing, mixing, and blending. You'll investigate 42 specific colors in 134 variations, all usable in a wide range of temperatures and atmospheres.

Casas Grandes and the Ceramic Art of the Ancient Southwest

Author: Richard F. Townsend,Ken Kokrda,Barbara L. Moulard

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300111487

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 5111

In the flourishing ancient Indian communities of the American Southwest and northwest Mexico, master potters created ceramic arts that are considered among the most accomplished in the world. The symbolic imagery and distinctive local styles of the region are unmistakable—simple volumetric shapes covered with complex, interlocking geometrical designs that are sometimes combined with bold abstract animal, human, and composite figures. Within this shared tradition are clearly identifiable local styles and symbolic vocabularies, and this lavishly illustrated book focuses on one of them: the ceramic works of the Casas Grandes-Paquimé area of northwest Mexico and adjoining parts of New Mexico and Arizona, c. A.D. 1200–1400. For the first time on a comprehensive scale, expert art historians and an artist-teacher discuss the complex imagery of approximately ninety Casas Grandes vessels with fifty pieces representing other major styles of the Greater Southwest. Superb examples show polychromatic designs of real and mythological animals, together with abstract human figures and remarkably varied geometries, demonstrating the imaginative complexity and exceptional achievement of the Casas Grandes potters. Certain motifs reflect affinities with distant Mesoamerica, yet the authors show that these forms were absorbed into a visual vocabulary that reflected the unique artistic and cosmological outlook of Casas Grandes, within the native Southwestern cultural tradition.

The Ceramic Surface

Author: Matthias Ostermann

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812237016

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 1734

Examines the work of two hundred ceramicists to provide an overview of techniques for creating ceramic pieces.

The Ceramic Design Book

A Gallery of Contemporary Work

Author: Val M. Cushing

Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)

ISBN: 9781579901769

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 3631

This volume offers a celebration of the best work of 300 leading contemporary ceramic artists in North America. Every area of the ceramic world is represented: form and function, vision and technique, surface decoration and firing methods. In addition, Val Cushing offers an overview of contemporary trends in ceramic art.

The Ceramics of Tikal--Vessels from the Burials, Caches and Problematical Deposits

Tikal Report 25A

Author: T. Patrick Culbert

Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology

ISBN: 9780924171208

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 356

View: 9439

This monograph contains the illustrations and descriptions of ceramics from special deposits (the burials, caches, and problematical deposits) from the central area of Tikal. These include the best-preserved whole vessels and elaborate polychrome painted and stuccoed cylinders, urns, and tripod vessels with appliquéd and painted ornament, and figural representations. Glyphs painted on some of these ceramics provide insights into the potentially royal lineage of the individuals. The ceramic sequence includes ten complexes dating between 800 B.C. (Middle Preclassic) and ca. A.D. 1200 (Postclassic). University Museum Monograph, 81

Advanced Ceramic Technologies & Products

Author: The Ceramic Society of Japan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 443154108X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 585

View: 7473

Since the last century, ceramics have become essential to modern society and our daily lives. They have become an indispensable product to many industries, especially within the fields of electronics, automobiles, medicine, and leisure. Japanese ceramic technologies and products are highly sophisticated and world renown, and ceramic products have long contributed to Japanese society. The true significance of ceramics to modern society however, is not well understood. This book describes in detail the background to and objective of the development, materials, manufacturing processes, functions and future prospects of a number of ceramic products. Not merely about the science and technology of ceramic manufacturing, the book is about the products themselves, as it tries to clarify how ceramics continue to contribute to our lives. It is the first such work to show advanced ceramic products in detail, from the technologies used to their application, and can be seen as a kind of illustrated reference book for modern advanced ceramic products as it is filled with easy-to-understand illustrations and photos. By including past and current product technologies, the editors hope the book will serve to guide engineers and the manufacturing sector toward a bright future of innovations for the benefit of us all.

Advanced Ceramics and Future Materials

Author: Fritz Aldinger,Volker A. Weberruss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527321578

Category: Science

Page: 506

View: 3728

Starting out from the fundamentals, this book covers the chemistry and physics of ceramic materials, as well as their behavior and resulting properties, including bio-inspired approaches and microstructural aspects. As such, it presents production methods as well as the scientific background, teaching all important mathematical methods: classical, quantum-mechanical, phenomenological, and model-based approaches. Further emphasis is laid upon the current state of the art and possible developments and challenges within the near future.

The Ceramics Design Course

Principles, Practice, Techniques

Author: Anthony Quinn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500286890

Category: Pottery

Page: 144

View: 7889

Principles, practice and techniques: here is the ultimate coursebook on designing ceramics with confidence. Focusing on design themes and principles of balance and form, it also includes instruction in studio techniques for rendering ideas a reality. Whether the reader's aim is to create utilitarian, hard-wearing pots or decorative pieces of fine art, this unique book provides the inspiration and the skills to design ceramics with flair.

A Chosen Path

The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes

Author: Mark Shapiro

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807868133

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 9751

Renowned ceramic artist Karen Karnes has created some of the most iconic pottery of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The body of work she has produced in her more than sixty years in the studio is remarkable for its depth, personal voice, and consistent innovation. Many of her pieces defy category, invoking body and landscape, pottery and sculpture, male and female, hand and eye. Equally compelling are Karnes's experiences in some of the most significant cultural settings of her generation: from the worker-owned cooperative housing of her childhood, to Brooklyn College under modernist Serge Chermayeff, to North Carolina's avant-garde Black Mountain College, to the Gate Hill Cooperative in Stony Point, New York, which Karnes helped establish as an experiment in integrating art, life, family, and community. This book, designed to accompany an exhibit of Karnes's works organized by Peter Held, curator of ceramics for the Arizona State University Art Museum's Ceramic Research Center, offers a comprehensive look at the life and work of Karnes. Edited by highly regarded studio potter Mark Shapiro, it combines essays by leading critics and scholars with color reproductions of more than sixty of her works, providing new perspectives for understanding the achievements of this extraordinary artist.

An encyclopædia of the ceramic industries

being a guide to the materials, methods of manufacture, means of recognition, and testing the various articles produced in the clay-working and allied industries, including clays, silica, felspar, bricks, tiles, pottery, porcelain, pencils, refractory materials and many others, arranged in alphabetical order for rapid reference by manufacturers, research workers, students, connoisseurs, and others

Author: Alfred Broadhead Searle

Publisher: N.A


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: N.A

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The Ceramic Narrative

Author: Matthias Ostermann,David Whiting

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812239706

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 5803

A guide to contemporary and historical ceramic iconography include vessels, plate forms, vessel-sculptures, and figurative works.