Postmodern Ceramics

Postmodern Ceramics


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Postmodern Ceramics by Garth Clark, Mark del Vecchio

Postmodern Ceramics provides a stunning international overview of the richness and diversity of ceramic art since c. 1980. Mark Del Vecchio surveys the achievement of over 130 masters of contemporary ceramics from more than twenty-five countries, among them Ralph Bacerra, Adrian Saxe, Betty Woodman, Akio Takamori, and Andrew Lord, analyzing their various approaches by presenting the work in twelve themes: the postmodern look; post-minimalism; pattern and decoration; the multiple vessel; organic abstraction; the real/super-real; history, culture, and time; the image and the vessel; the vessel as image; figural sculpture; abstract sculpture; and post-industrialism. Garth Clark, perhaps the best-known ceramic historian in the world, shows in his Introduction how this great burst of creative energy and innovation provided an escape route from the unconsummated, antagonistic, and demoralizing relationship that had existed between ceramics and modernism.

Complete with illustrated biographies of each of the artists and a detailed bibliography, the book brims with colorful ceramics and provides the depth of information necessary for it to become the standard reference work for professionals and amateurs, makers and collectors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500237878
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1The Postmodern Look26
3Pattern and Decoration56
4The Multiple Vessel68
5Organic Abstraction80
6The Real/Super-Real92
7History, Culture, and Time104
8The Image and the Vessel122
9The Vessel As Image132
10Sculpture: The Figure146
11Sculpture: Abstraction164
Photo credits222

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