The Ceramics Reader edited by Andrew Livingstone and Kevin Petrie

The Ceramics Reader edited by Andrew Livingstone and Kevin Petrie

The Ceramics Reader is an impressive collection of essays and text extracts which covers all the key areas of ceramics – both past and present. It focuses on thoughts and discussions within ceramics from the last 20-30 years in particular, but also gives the reader a broad overview of the last 100 years.

One aim of the book is to introduce contemporary debates, raise awareness and stimulate thought rather than to present a closed case for examination. Consequently the essays or extracts present different approaches to give a rounded viewpoint. Beginning with essential questions such as ‘Why are ceramics important?’ it also considers the field of ceramics from a range of perspectives – as a cultural activity, ceramics as metaphor, where it sits within arts and crafts, within gender discussions, ceramics as sculpture, the use of ceramics as a vehicle for propaganda, ceramics within industry, within museums, and most recently as part of the ‘expanded field’ as a Fine Art medium and vehicle for ideas.

Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2017
ISBN: 9781472584434
616 pages
246 x 189mm
Illustrations: 40 bw

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  • Weight: 1210gm

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