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The ceramic narrative

Author: Matthias Ostermann
Publisher: London : A. & C. Black ; Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The Ceramic Narrative is an exploration of past and present ceramic iconography concerned with the depiction of narratives, or with images meant to be thought-provoking, beyond the merely decorative. In simplified terms, 'telling stories on and through ceramics'. The book is beautifully illustrated with an extensive variety of work from history to the present day, showing the work of many contemporary artists  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthias Ostermann
ISBN: 0713668830 9780812239706 0812239709 9780713668834
OCLC Number: 62891728
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), 1 portrait ; 28 cm
Contents: Ancient Greece --
The Maya --
China, Persia and Japan --
European tin-glaze traditions --
European porcelains --
The 20th century ceramic narrative: Some precursors and pioneers / David Whiting --
Contemporary narratives: Mythologies, history and archetypes re-explored; Re-shaped icons and new idioms; Personal visions, private stories and memory; The human figure: aspirations, relationships and identity; Political and social commentary; The object as message and metaphor.
Responsibility: Matthias Ostermann ; with an essay by David Whiting.


Presents the work of contemporary ceramic artists world-wide, whose major focus is narrative work. The full diversity of ceramic works is covered here, starting with the historical, and ranging from  Read more...


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"A fascinating book, with an extensive variety of works" London Potters Newletter (Oct/Nov 2006)

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