The dazzling decorative arts of the 1920s and 1930s have continued to capture our imagination to an extent perhaps unmatched by those of any other period The enduring popularity of the jewelry, silver, furniture, glass, textiles and other media has been reflected in publications of all kinds This book fills a gap in the literature on the subject the need for a completely authoritative, spectacularly illustrated guide to the period s eclectic ceramics.Every conceivable color, texture, form and style is to be found in the creative output of factories and artists studios in the USA, Britain, Continental Europe and Japan The label Art Deco strictly referring to the exclusive, luxurious wares made for the smart set in Paris has been loosely applied to almost everything except the output of the traditionalist studio potters While skillfully showing how the various terms Art Deco, Modernism, Art Moderne, Streamline Style have been used in different ways at different times, Karen McCready avoids these somewhat artificial distinctions, choosing her subject matter on the basis of its visual power, its historical significance and perhaps above all its appeal to 1990s collectors, practitioners and everyone with an interest in design.Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics is sure to become the standard reference on the subject Garth Clark s introduction gives a magisterial survey of the period than 200 color photographs, many of them specially taken, provide a stunning visual reference all the significant artist potters, as well as sculptors and designers who worked in ceramics, are discussed in A Z entries, many of them illustrated with photographs or makers marks The book also includes full information on technical terms and publications....
|Title||:||Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics|
|Publisher||:||Thames New Ed edition August 1, 1996|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
|File Size||:||566 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics Reviews
There's some fantastic history in this book. It's not just all photos. The history, combined with google images when I looked up some of the artists whose names I didn't recognize, gave me a far better understanding of Art Deco than I had previously.
Wonderful book, great ideas, simplicity in some and just perfect for my taste. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Art Deco and mondernist ceramics. I am a potter and love this book. I just did not want to part with it. Amazon is a wonderful company for finding books.
Plenty of impecable photos. Great variety. Amazing glossy paper quality. Incredible appendix with a list of famous ceramists. good value for money.