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Looking at European ceramics : a guide to technical terms

Author: David Harris Cohen; Catherine Hess; J. Paul Getty Museum.
Publisher: Malibu, Calif. : J. Paul Getty Museum in association with British Museum Press, ©1993.
Series: Looking at.
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"What is maiolica? What is the difference between hard-paste and soft-paste porcelain. What is a piatto da pompa? This book offers definitions of these and other terms related to the techniques, processes, and materials used in the making of ceramics in Europe from the Middle Ages throughout the beginning of the twentieth century. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered  Read more...
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Cohen, David Harris.
Looking at European ceramics.
Malibu, Calif. : J. Paul Getty Museum in association with British Museum Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)741480096
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Harris Cohen; Catherine Hess; J. Paul Getty Museum.
ISBN: 0892362162 9780892362165 071411734X 9780714117348
OCLC Number: 26014791
Description: 91 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Looking at.
Other Titles: European ceramics.
Responsibility: David Harris Cohen and Catherine Hess.
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"What is maiolica? What is the difference between hard-paste and soft-paste porcelain. What is a piatto da pompa? This book offers definitions of these and other terms related to the techniques, processes, and materials used in the making of ceramics in Europe from the Middle Ages throughout the beginning of the twentieth century. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer, accompanied by numerous illustrations of works from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Museum, are presented in an easily portable volume"--Publisher's description.

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