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- DescriptionThis ground-breaking book looks at the use of ceramic art as a confrontational tool, where artist's work comments on social issues. It is essentially a massive overview of the ceramic scene from this perspective, showcasing typical pieces of work by ceramic artists alongside their statements explaining their approach. Essentially an art book, this is very much about how work is used to confront people with the truth and comment on social issues, and is divided up into relevant chapters: War and Politics, the Environment, Social and Human Condition, Gender Issues and Popular Culture. Artists include very well kwn established makers such as Grayson Perry, Robert Arneson, Richard Notkin, Howard Kottler etc. as well as introducing lesser kwn artists. This glamorous and cutting-edge book displays the work of 228 contemporary artists from 30 different countries, including the UK, USA, Greece, Hungary, France, Israel, Canada, Norway, Italy, The Netherlands, Japan, China, Palestine and Estonia amongst others, making it truly international.
- Author BiographyJudith Schwartz is Professor and Director of the Sculpture/Craft area at New York University, and has taught studio-based courses in ceramic sculpture since 1988. She is President of the board of trustees at the Museum of Ceramic Art in New York and has served on numerous boards for art and ceramic education. She lectures, juries, and curates around the world at various ceramic symposiums and exhibitions and is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics.
- Author(s)Judith S. Schwartz
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication25/07/2008
- SubjectFine Arts / Art History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- First Published2008
- ImprintA & C Black Publishers Ltd
- Content Note258
- Weight1492 g
- Width250 mm
- Height280 mm
- Spine19 mm
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