American Art Pottery: From the Collection of Everson Museum of Artby Barbara A. Perry, Courtney Frisse (Photographer)
For this book, the most thorough to date on this pottery, Barbara A. Perry, former curator of ceramics at Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, has selected
American art pottery, whose heyday spanned the late 1880s through the late 1920s, has endured as one of the country's most popular styles inn ceramic design. Today, it is a highly sought-after collectible.
For this book, the most thorough to date on this pottery, Barbara A. Perry, former curator of ceramics at Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, has selected 100 of the finest examples of American art pottery from the Everson's renowned holdings. Through these superb works, she traces the development of American art pottery from the early handcrafted wares through the increasing encroachment of mechanization.
Descriptions of the most prominent potteries and designers are provided, as are invaluable in-depth commentaries about the important objects pictured in lush colorplates. Admirers and collectors of the medium will find new information about such companies as Rookwood, Grueby, and Weller, as well as about some of the outstanding potters, among them Maria Longworth Nichols, Artus Van Briggle, Adelaide Alsop Robineau, Kataro Shirayamadani, and George Ohr.
Complementing the art pottery are examples of the finest American art tiles of the period.
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