EUROPEAN CERAMICS


EUROPEAN CERAMICS

ROBIN HILDYARD    Book Number: 81552    Product format: Paperback

Some of the names are as swirly and beautiful as the objects they describe - Sgraffito, Palissy, Minton and Piccolpasso. Published by the Victoria and Albert Museum for it Ceramics galleries, the book draws on its extensive collection to trace the story of European ceramics from the end of the Middle Ages to the present day. Highlighting key developments, techniques, discoveries and styles from earthenware, stoneware, tin-glaze to the invention of porcelain and the impact of industrialisation, the narrative is interspersed with thematic spreads exploring techniques and astonishing capabilities of this most ubiquitous of materials. Events such as the Great Exhibition resolved the conflict between mass production and good design and the book looks at the complicated 20th century relationship between designer, manufacturer and artist. It looks at the modernism of the Bauhaus style, the opposing influence of Art Deco and the explosion of new design following World War Two. Here is Scandinavian design, figurines, Pilkington, the self-indulgent luxury of Wiener Werkstätte products, exquisitely beautifully designed and coloured Cloisonné, magnificent vases and Wedgwood plates, Staffordshire figurines and objects, blue and white tableware, Meissen figures, Delft and Fayence. A richly illustrated large format softback, 144pp.
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ISBN 9781851772605
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