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    Signs and Wonders: Edmund De Waal and the V&A Ceramics Galleries (Paperback) By (author) Glenn Adamson, By (author) Edmund de Waal, By (author) Alun Graves


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    DescriptionEdmund de Waal is one of the leading artists working with ceramics today. He has also specialized in various large-scale installations which show groups of ceramic vessels, often in historic architectural settings. "Signs and Wonders" will be the largest and most ambitious installation commission, to date, by any single artist in a public or private space,which will be placed at the heart of the recently reopened ceramic galleries in the V&A. This beautifully illustrated book provides a very personal narrative on how the galleries have generated new ways of working. Archival pictures and newly commissioned photography of the installation made up of 425 pieces, are shown alongside examples from the V&A's world famous ceramics collection, which have in turn inspired "Signs and Wonders".

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    Signs and Wonders
    Edmund De Waal and the V&A Ceramics Galleries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Glenn Adamson, By (author) Edmund de Waal, By (author) Alun Graves
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 244 mm
    Weight: 264 g
    ISBN 13: 9781851776108
    ISBN 10: 1851776109

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    DC22: 738.092
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    BISAC V2.8: ART015110, ART026000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25890
    BIC subject category V2: AFP, AFKN
    BISAC V2.8: ART016030, ART045000
    Illustrations note
    85 colour illustrations
    V & A Publishing
    Imprint name
    V & A Publishing
    Publication date
    05 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Glenn Adamson is Head of Graduate Studies and Deputy Head of Research at the V&A. He is the co-editor of the Journal of Modern Craft, and author of Thinking Through Craft (V&A/Berg, 2007) and The Craft Reader (2010). Edmund deWaal was apprenticed as a potter, studied in Japan and then read English at Cambridge. His porcelain is in thirty international museum collections. Edmund has written widely on art, ceramics and orientalism and is Professor of Ceramics at the University of Westminster. Alun Graves is a Curator in the Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass Department at the V&A,with responsibility for 20th century and contemporary ceramics. He has written widely on British ceramics and sculpture from this period.