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    The Pot Book (Hardback) By (author) Edmund de Waal, By (author) Claudia Clare, Edited by Edmund de Waal, Edited by Blanche Craig

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    DescriptionThe history of ceramic art is ingrained in the history of mankind. Clay is one of the very first materials 'invented' by man. An essential part of our lives it has been moulded, thrown, glazed, decorated and fired for over 30,000 years in order to preserve and transport food and water. And it was on the surface of these early jugs, vases, dishes, plates, beakers and amphorae that man placed some of his first decorative markings. In more recent times clay has been used not just by artisans and potters, but also by artists, designers and architects. The Pot Book is the first publication to document the extraordinary range and variety of ceramic vessels of all periods, from a delicate bowl made by an unnamed artisan in China in the third millennium bc, or a jug made in eighteenth-century Dresden, to a plate made by Picasso in 1952, a 'spade form' made by Hans Coper or the vases of Grayson Perry today. Each entry is sequenced in alphabetical order by the name of the artist/potter, the school, or style, creating a grand tour through the very finest examples of the artform.

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    The Pot Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edmund de Waal, By (author) Claudia Clare, Edited by Edmund de Waal, Edited by Blanche Craig
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 214 mm
    Height: 290 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 1,769 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714847993
    ISBN 10: 0714847992

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    LC classification: NK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    Abridged Dewey: 738
    BIC subject category V2: AFP
    Libri: IRDE5000, KERA5000
    BISAC V2.8: ART045000
    DC23: 738.09
    Thema V1.0: AFP
    Illustrations note
    300 colour
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Publication date
    24 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Edmund de Waal apprenticed as a potter in Canterbury, before studying in Japan and Cambridge. Today his porcelain is in thirty international museum collections: most recently he has created major installations for the V&A and Tate Britain. He is working on exhibitions for museums in the UK and America and on commissions for private clients. Edmund has also written widely on art and ceramics. In June 2010 his The Hare with Amber Eyes was published by Chatto and Windus, winning the Costa Biography Award and New Writer of the Year at the Galaxy Book Awards. Edmund has also written widely on art and ceramics and his titles include 20th Century Ceramics, Timeless Beauty: Traditional Japanese Art from the Jeffrey Montgomery Collection, Bernard Leach and New Ceramic Design.
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    'sumptuous ... a gorgeous tribute to the history of ceramics. If you think you don't care about pots, this book will change your mind.' The Times Saturday 'a wonderful new book [...] by the presiding genius of modern studio ceramics, Edmund de Waal ... informative' Royal Academy magazine 'handsomely illustrated ... This book is like an installation where the arrangement of illustrations makes the reader look with surprised attentiveness' V&A Magazine 'This is a distinctly personal, even quirky selection -- which is part of its appeal.' Bloomberg News