The Ceramics Reader

Author: Kevin Petrie,Andrew Livingstone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472584422

Category: Art

Page: 616

View: 6156

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.

Ceramic Art of Japan

A Handbook for Collectors

Author: Hugo Munsterberg

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913091

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 272

View: 1776

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: 3929

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 Design Book

A Gallery of Contemporary Work

Author: Val M. Cushing

Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)

ISBN: 9781579901769

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 5820

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 Ceramic Surface

Author: Matthias Ostermann

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812237016

Category: Art

Page: 200

View: 420

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

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: 4408

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: 1855

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: 9600

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 Ceramic Art

A Compendium of the History and Manufacture of Pottery and Porcelain

Author: Jennie J. Young

Publisher: N.A


Category: Céramique

Page: 499

View: 4487

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: 6115

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: 600

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.

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: 7493

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.

Environmental Issues and Waste Management Technologies in the Ceramic and Nuclear Industries IX

Author: John D. Vienna,Dane R. Spearing

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118407024

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 4996

In today's world of increasingly stringent environmental regulations, it is critical to identify and adequately address environmental issues in the ceramic industry to ensure success. In addition, ceramics and glasses play a critical role in the nuclear industry. Nuclear fuels and waste forms for low-level and high-level radioactive, mixed, and hazardous wastes are primarily either ceramic of glass. Effective and responsible environmental stewardship is becoming increasingly more important in the world. These proceedings detail the results of the ongoing effort in these areas. Proceedings of the symposium held at the 105th Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, April 27-30, in Nashville, Tennessee; Ceramic Transactions, Volume 155.

Der Hase mit den Bernsteinaugen

Das verborgene Erbe der Familie Ephrussi

Author: Edmund De Waal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783552055889


Page: 406

View: 3503

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.

The Ceramic Narrative

Author: Matthias Ostermann

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713668834

Category: Narrative art

Page: 224

View: 2156

Presents the work of contemporary ceramic artists world-wide, whose major focus is narrative work. The full diversity of ceramic works is covered here, starting with the historical, and ranging from vessels, plate forms and vessel-sculptures, to figurative and abstract three-dimensional works, and installation works.

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

View: 509

The Ceramic Art: A Compendium of The History and Manufacture of Pottery and Porcelain

Author: Jennie J. Young

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465614052


Page: N.A

View: 7757

THE history of ceramic art carries us back to ages of which it has furnished us with the only records. Beginning almost with the appearance of man upon the globe, it brings us down through the intricate paths of his migrations to the time in which we live. Historically, therefore, the study of the art is not only replete with interest, but promises much benefit to the student. The forms under which it appears are so varied, the circuitous route it has followed leads to so many lands and among so many peoples, and the customs it illustrates are so distinctive of widely separated nationalities, that its history is co-extensive with that of humanity. In many cases it supplies us with information regarding nations whose works in pottery are their only monuments. Were we, therefore, to attempt to find its origin, we might go back as far as written history could guide us, and then find proofs of its existence in a prehistoric age. It is curious to observe that, as we compare the earliest productions of different countries, we discover a similarity between the crude ideas to which they owe their origin. It is equally remarkable—and the fact is worthy of notice as pointing to the great antiquity of the practice of working in clay—that all nations of whose early religious ideas we have any knowledge ascribe its inception to the gods. Daily habit demonstrated its utility, and gratitude found a cover for ignorance, in bestowing upon the heavenly powers the credit of inspiring man with a knowledge of the capabilities of the plastic clay. Reason supplies an easy solution of the problem, but one not likely to occur to the unreasoning man of the primitive world. “On the day,” says Jacquemart, “when man, walking upon the clayey soil, softened by inundations or rain, first observed that the earth retained the prints of his footsteps, the plastic art was discovered; and when lighting a fire to warm his limbs or to cook his food, he remarked that the surface of the hearth changed its nature and its color, that the reddened clay became sonorous, impervious, and hardened in its new shape, the art was revealed to him of making vessels fit to contain liquids.” The reason of the nineteenth century conflicts strangely with old-world opinions of what was due to beneficent deity. Of this we can easily find abundant illustration. Let us take, as examples, China, Japan, Egypt, and Greece. We will find that each reverts to the misty boundary between legend and history, or to the earlier age when the gods had not deserted the world—the horizon of mortal vision or fancy, where heaven seems to touch earth. It is said that nearly two thousand seven hundred years before the Christian era the potter’s art was discovered in China by Kouen-ou. This was during the reign of the enlightened Emperor Hoang-ti. Of him it is recorded that after many labors for the good of his subjects, the amelioration of their condition, and the extension of their knowledge, he was translated to the upper sphere on the back of a huge and whiskered dragon.