Creation out of Clay: The Ceramic Art and Writings of Brother Thomas / Edition 1

Creation out of Clay: The Ceramic Art and Writings of Brother Thomas / Edition 1

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by Brother Thomas
     
 

In this book of collected essays on recent works in porcelain, Brother Thomas Bezanson explores his mind and the process of creation to which he has dedicated his life. He exposes to the reader his deepest thinking, side by side with illustrations of the precious fruits of his labor: the multitude of porcelain vases, plates, and tea bowls that he produces in his… See more details below

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In this book of collected essays on recent works in porcelain, Brother Thomas Bezanson explores his mind and the process of creation to which he has dedicated his life. He exposes to the reader his deepest thinking, side by side with illustrations of the precious fruits of his labor: the multitude of porcelain vases, plates, and tea bowls that he produces in his modest studio.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802838704
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
FIRST
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface: Thirst for Beauty, Thirst for Soul11
Collected Essays Of Brother Thomas29
Section I: Art and Intuition30
"Practice Music, Socrates"31
Outer Space/Inner Space: Of Singularities and Spiritualities37
Ars, Artis41
Art & Religious Experience53
Section II: The Potter's Art66
Inner Eye67
A Reflection on "Recognition" in Art73
Alchemy and the Potter's Art79
Bigger Tiger/little tiger87
Section III: The Quest for Oneness104
Enrolement sur Soi-meme105
The Pathways to Simplicity111
Freedom: First Gift/Last Gift119
Beauty & Hope: the Millennial Eggs133
Memoir: Remembering151
Photo Essay: The Work of His Hands185
Appendix199
Biographies: Brother Thomas Bezanson200
Biographies: Bill Aron201
Biographies: Sister Joan Chittister, OSB201
Index to Collected Essays202
Bibliography203
Index to Illustrated Works204
Illustrated Index of works in Museum collections210
Afterword217

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