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The Resource American studio ceramics : innovation and identity, 1940 to 1979, Martha Drexler Lynn

American studio ceramics : innovation and identity, 1940 to 1979, Martha Drexler Lynn

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American studio ceramics : innovation and identity, 1940 to 1979
Title
American studio ceramics
Title remainder
innovation and identity, 1940 to 1979
Statement of responsibility
Martha Drexler Lynn
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the mid-20th century, ceramics evolved from a utilitarian craft or therapeutic hobby into a well-recognized fine art that continues to occupy a place in today's art world. In this pioneering study, leading scholar Martha Drexler Lynn explores how and why this shift occurred by examining the pivotal period for the maturation of American studio ceramics. Lynn traces critical developments in ceramics education, exhibition, patronage, and technology from 1940 to 1979, as magazines dedicated to the practice appeared, institutional support flourished, audiences grew, and star artists emerged. The most in-depth history of American studio ceramics to date, this book is the first to fully explore the works of art alongside the societal trends that shaped them and the organizations that propelled the movement. Lynn considers the movement's fluctuation across geographic regions as well as stylistic responses to advances in technology and cultural influences from across the United States and abroad. Key patrons and practitioners such as Aileen Osborn Webb, Glen Lukens, Peter Voulkos, and Robert Arneson are featured alongside lesser-known figures. This groundbreaking volume illustrates how studio ceramics came to define itself and challenged the boundaries between fine art and craft." -- Publisher's description
  • "This book tells the story of the development of the American studio ceramics movement during the period from 1940 to 1979. This history examines the primary people and organizations related to the movement as it transformed itself from a little-known endeavor to one that engaged a large community of practitioners and supporters and gained recognition from validating institutions and other art communities. The structure of the book is chronological, with themes introduced in the relevant chapters and then traced as appropriate across later chapters and decades"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
738.0973/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK4008
LC item number
.L96 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American studio ceramics : innovation and identity, 1940 to 1979, Martha Drexler Lynn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The nature of American studio ceramics: Useful tensions and characteristics -- Setting the stage: American ceramics before 1940 -- The 1940s : American studio ceramics blossom -- The 1950 : Studio ceramics flourish and influences coalesce -- The 1960s : A new vision for studio ceramics in decade of continuity and change -- The 1970s : A decade of progress and endings -- American studio ceramics into the early 1980s -- Appendix A: Makers and supporters -- Appendix B: Institutional chronologies
Control code
907206494
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 418 pages
Isbn
9780300212730
Lccn
2015015788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907206494
Label
American studio ceramics : innovation and identity, 1940 to 1979, Martha Drexler Lynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-388) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The nature of American studio ceramics: Useful tensions and characteristics -- Setting the stage: American ceramics before 1940 -- The 1940s : American studio ceramics blossom -- The 1950 : Studio ceramics flourish and influences coalesce -- The 1960s : A new vision for studio ceramics in decade of continuity and change -- The 1970s : A decade of progress and endings -- American studio ceramics into the early 1980s -- Appendix A: Makers and supporters -- Appendix B: Institutional chronologies
Control code
907206494
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xi, 418 pages
Isbn
9780300212730
Lccn
2015015788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907206494

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