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Confrontational ceramics : the artist as social critic

Author: Judith S Schwartz
Publisher: London : A & C Black ; Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.
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"This book looks at the use of ceramics as a tool for confrontation, where artists use this ancient and most plastic of media to make provocative commentaries about the inequities of the human condition. It is a massive overview of the ceramic scene from this perspective, showcasing representative artist' work juxtaposed against their statements, to provide the contexts for the issues against which they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
2000-talet
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schwartz, Judith S.
Confrontational ceramics.
London : A & C Black ; Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008
(OCoLC)737643209
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith S Schwartz
ISBN: 9780812241396 0812241398 9780713676556 0713676558
OCLC Number: 226974973
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: War and politics : societies run amok --
The social and human condition : internal and external realities --
Gender issues : Sexuality and psychosexuality : Guilty pleasure and the return to the body --
The environment : confronting decay and indifference --
Popular and material culture : consumerism, the marketplace and Disneyland aesthetics.
Responsibility: Judith S. Schwartz.
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This 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  Read more...

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