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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0500237875, Hardcover)An introduction entitled Meaning and Memory: The Roots of Postmodern Ceramics, 1960-1980 by Garth Clark - probably the best-known ceramic historian in the world - is followed by an international overview by Mark Del Vecchio of ceramic art since c. 1980, with the work of more than 130 artists, from more than 25 countries, discussed and illustrated. The main text is divided into 12 sections (see contents below), into which artists are grouped, according to the style of their work, their influences, etc. The reference section contains more than 130 biographies and a detailed bibliography.
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"Postmodern Ceramics provides an international overview of the richness and diversity of ceramic art since c. 1980. Mark Del Vecchio surveys the achievement of over 130 masters of contemporary ceramics from more than twenty-five countries, among them Ralph Bacerra, Adrian Saxe, Betty Woodman, Akio Takamori, and Andrew Lord, analyzing their various approaches by presenting the work in twelve themes: the postmodern look; post-minimalism; pattern and decoration; the multiple vessel; organic abstraction; the real/super-real; history, culture, and time; the image and the vessel; the vessel as image; figural sculpture; abstract sculpture; and post-industrialism. Garth Clark, perhaps the best-known ceramic historian in the world, shows in his Introduction how this great burst of creative energy and innovation provided an escape route from the unconsummated, antagonistic, and demoralizing relationship that had existed between ceramics and modernism." "Complete with illustrated biographies of each of the artists and a detailed bibliography, the book brims with colorful ceramics and provides the depth of information necessary for it to become the standard reference work for professionals and amateurs makers and collectors."--BOOK JACKET.
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