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Bernard Leach

Author : Emmanuel Cooper
ISBN : 1913107116
Genre : Art
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An exceptionally thoughtful and well-written biography of one of the most influential studio potters in Britain Widely recognized as the father of studio pottery, Bernard Leach (1887-1979) played a pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters in Britain and around the world. Born in the East (Hong Kong) and educated in the West (England), throughout his life Leach perceived himself as a courier between the disparate cultures. His exquisite pots reflect the inspiration he drew from East and West as well as his response to the basic tenets of modernism--truth to materials, the importance of function to form, and simplicity of decoration. This outstanding biography provides for the first time a vivid and detailed account of Leach's life and its relation to his art. Emmanuel Cooper, himself a potter of international reputation, explores Leach's working methods, the seams of his pottery, his writings and philosophy, his recognition in Japan and Britain, and his continuing legacy, bringing into sharp focus a complex man who captured in his work as a potter the "still center" that always eluded him in his tumultuous personal life.

Janet Leach

Author : Emmanuel Cooper
ISBN : UOM:39015066850168
Genre : Potters
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A monograph on the life and work of the distinguished potter Janet Leach (1919-1997) , issued to coincide with the first retrospective of her work at Tate St Ives. The work of Janet Leach - one of the key potters of the twentieth century - brings together a diverse range of influences ranging from early American pottery, traditional Japanese and Korean pots and studio ceramics. Born in the United States she married Bernard Leach in 1956 and lived and worked in St Ives until her death in 1997.Emmanuel Cooper traces the development of her ideas from the early, more formal pots to the later, freely thrown bottles, many of which bear the marks and scarring of the wood fire. With some 200 images, the book confirms Janet Leach's status as a gifted and original potter.

Beyond East And West

Author : Bernard Leach
ISBN : 9780571296132
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In our time, Bernard Leach has done for pottery what Henry Moore has done for scuplture. This... infinitely rewarding book is an account of his pilgrimage through life.' Times Bernard Leach (1887-1979) was as renowned in Japan and the East as in Europe and America, both as an artist-craftsman and as a thinker. His interpretation of the traditions of the Orient in the making of pots - and in evolving a philosophy of life - was a lodestar for many potters in the West. Beyond East and West, first published in 1978, is more than an autobiography. Full of sharply-etched and amusing recollections, it contains much of Leach's deeper thought and a great deal too about the practical application of his ideas. Its recurrent theme is the meeting of East and West at all levels - artistic, cultural, social, political.

A Potter S Book

Author : Bernard Leach
ISBN : 0571283675
Genre : Pottery
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"When potters throw clay onto a stone, they make a connection across centuries to ancient workshops. The techniques and traditions of these early craftsmen, especially those of China's Sung dynasty, still inform many of the pottery practices in use today, thanks to the seminal work of Bernard Leach. Leach's A Potter's Book was among the first to collect ancient workshop traditions for modern use in studios, emphasizing functional work. It became an immediate hit among potters who embraced its ideal of unity, spontaneity, and simplicity of form. Leach, considered the father of British studio pottery, went on to establish one of the most respected studios in the world with the ideas of A Potter's Book at its foundation. With this classic book, potters can learn everything, from how to set up their workshop to how to adapt pigment and glaze recipes to how to design custom kilns. It spotlights four types of pottery: Japanese raku, English slipware, stoneware, and oriental porcelain. Thanks to Leach's time in Japan and collaborations with master potter Shoji Hamada, it also serves as a fascinating look at the interplay between Eastern and Western art"--

The St Ives Artists

Author : Michael Bird
ISBN : UOM:39015073627591
Genre : Art
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St Ives is unique in British art history. Between the Second World War and the 1970s, many progressive artists chose to work and often settle around this small port in the far west of Cornwall.Drawing on fresh research, Michael Bird has created a fascinating and highly readable account of St Ives and its artists.

Ceramics In America

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ISBN : UOM:39015058766687
Genre : Ceramic industries
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The British Art Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133531801
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Benezit Dictionary Of British Graphic Artists And Illustrators

Author : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199923052
Genre : Art
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The Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators consists of over 3,000 entries on a range of British artists, from medieval manuscript illuminators to contemporary cartoonists. Its core is comprised of the entries focusing on British graphic artists and illustrators from the 2006 Benezit Dictionary of Artists with an additional 90 revised and 60 new articles. The collection highlights the rich history of British printmaking-both fine art prints and mass print media-and related activities in the production and illustration of printed books and manuscripts. Because of Benezit's focus on European artists of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, this collection provides comprehensive coverage of British graphic art and illustration during their most significant periods of development. Entries provide straightforward, concise narratives of the artists' lives and careers, and many entries include bibliographies, auction sale records, exhibition histories, and museum collection holdings. This collection also includes over 200 images of artists' signatures. The Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators serves as a compact, affordable alternative to the fourteen-volume Benezit for specialists and collectors in the fields of British art and/or printmaking.

Potters At Work

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ISBN : OCLC:1227261305
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Potters At Work follows the daily process of utilitarian pottery making in two villages in southern Japan. A contemplative study of life and work in traditional craft making communities.

Oral History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113562990
Genre : Oral history
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Bookforum

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ISBN : UVA:X006169105
Genre : Arts
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The Literary Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114622652
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Ceramics

Author : Institute for Materials Science and Engineering (U.S.). Ceramics Division
ISBN : UIUC:30112008742972
Genre : Ceramic materials
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Dictionary Of Artists Koort Maekava

Author : Emmanuel Benezit
ISBN : 2700030788
Genre : Art auctions
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The Quiet Eye

Author : Shōji Hamada
ISBN : UOM:39015019658304
Genre : Potters
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Ceramics

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Art In America

Author : Frederic Fairchild Sherman
ISBN : UOM:39015058917595
Genre : Art
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Lucie Rie

Author : Emmanuel Cooper
ISBN : 0300152000
Genre : Art
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Lucie Rie (1902-1995), one of the 20th century's most celebrated and iconic potters, combined an acute understanding of modernism with the skills of her chosen craft. During the course of her sixty-year career, she continually honed and refined her work, developing new shapes and surface effects that were distinctly her own. Her delicately shaped bowls, bottles, and other vessels reflect her commitment to simplicity and clarity of form, earning her both critical and popular acclaim. This comprehensive biography follows Rie's life and artistic development from her birth into the Austria of the Habsburgs to her studies at the progressive Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna, and finally her years in Britain following her escape in 1938 from Nazi-controlled Austria. Emmanuel Cooper, a distinguished potter who knew Rie, interviewed many of her friends and acquaintances to produce this complete and detailed account of Rie's life and work. The author has been given unrestricted access by the Rie estate to previously unpublished letters and other material, which provide fascinating new insights into her life and work and have allowed him to reevaluate Rie's creative output within the broader context of modernism and the emergence of the studio pottery movement in Britain.

The Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015064843611
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Kerameiki Techni

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ISBN : UOM:39015058757603
Genre : Ceramic sculpture
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