Ten Thousand Years of Pottery / Edition 4

Ten Thousand Years of Pottery / Edition 4

by Emmanuel Cooper
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University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.


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Ten Thousand Years of Pottery / Edition 4

New edition of a beautifully illustrated account of pottery-making. Cooper (a potter, writer, broadcaster, and editor) begins with the earliest civilizations of the Near and Middle East and follows the production of pottery chronologically around the globe, from the Mediterranean and the Orient to the Islamic world and Ancient America, from neolithic Britain to the factories of Wedgwood and de Morgan, and from contemporary Africa and India to Scandinavia and Australasia. In the final chapters, he analyzes the development of ceramics as a medium of personal expression by artists and studio potters during the 20th century. The color illustrations are drawn from museums, collectors, and practicing potters around the world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780812221404
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Emmanuel Cooper is internationally known as a potter, writer, and broadcaster and as the editor of the highly respected and influential magazine Ceramic Review. He has written widely on both modern and historical ceramics and has contributed to Pottery in the Making.

Table of Contents

1Early Beginnings8
2The Ancient World: Cyprus, The Cyclades, Greece, Italy34
3The Oriental World: China, Korea, Japan, South-East Asia54
4The Islamic World82
5Continental European Earthenwares and Stonewares: Byzantium, Italy, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, The Low Countries, Scandinavia102
6Britain: c. 200 BC until AD 1800138
7European Porcelain: Germany, France, Italy and Spain, Scandinavia, The Low Countries and Russia, Britain and Ireland160
8American-Indian Pottery180
9Living Traditions: Modern Tribal and Indigenous Societies200
10Modern America214
11Craft Into Industry: Britain 1750-1900226
12The Arts and Crafts Movement: Britain, North America, Germany and Austria, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, 1850-1920250
14Studio Ceramics Today: Frivolity, Self-Expression, Content314
Glossary of Technical Terms342
Museum and National Collections of Pottery344
Illustration References348
Index of Names350

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