• Medientyp: Buch
  • Titel: The ceramics reader
  • Beteiligte: Livingstone, Andrew [Herausgeber/In]
  • Erschienen: London [u.a.] : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
  • Umfang: XVIII, 592 S. : Illustrationen
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN: 9781472584427; 1472584422
  • RVK-Notation: LH 78617 : 19. und 20. Jahrhundert
    LH 78618 : 21. Jahrhundert
  • Schlagwörter: Keramik > Geschichte 1900-2015 > Aufsatzsammlung
  • Beschreibung: 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

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