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Rawson, Philip S
Ceramics / Philip Rawson.
First paperback edition.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1984.
Physical Description:
xv, 223 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Reference Library
NK4225 .R3 1984 (LC)
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Reprint. Originally published: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1971. (The Appreciation of the arts ; 6).
Includes index.
"With the unassuming title of Ceramics, Rawson has presented a very clear, orderly and thought-provoking guide for discussion. He provides words for those nebulous, or nonexistent, thoughts that students avoid talking about in critiques, and our professional associates talk all around, using whatever art language is being worn out at the time--'Is your work postmodernist yet?' Now we have no excuse to complain that there is no vocabulary."--National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Newsletter.
"There is enough material in this little 223 page book to last a long time as a stimulus for thought and work in clay. It would be an excellent gift to your local newspaper art critic and a great reference book for teachers."--National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Newsletter.
"Wake up America! Here's your chance to become more literate about pottery--or 'vessel' aesthetics. This book seems to have been overlooked by many in its first printing of 1971, but fortunately this gold mine has been."--National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Newsletter.
"Rawson defines a clear framework for discussing both the visual and psychological elements of the pottery tradition. The book presents a way to analyze and understand which particular elements touch or SPEAK to us across cultures and history. And there are enough pictures and diagrams to help out the less verbal."--National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Newsletter.
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