A richly illustrated volume honouring one of the twentieth-century's most important pioneers of modern industrial design. This definitive volume includes the first-ever complete biography (illustrated with historical images) of Zeisel's extraordinary life and career; chapters on each of her major ceramics lines featuring stunning new photography and accompanied by 28 short essays from scholars of her work and a Catalogue raisonne-style appendix listing every piece ever manufactured in every line, complete with silhouette illustrations and bottom-stamps - this last a must-have resource for collectors.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 248 x 274 x 26mm | 1,619.97g
- 15 Oct 2013
- CHRONICLE BOOKS
- San Francisco, United States
"A loving look at both her life and her work, with stunning photographs that beautifully showcase Zeisel's creations." - BookPage "At once scholarly and intimate, this book honors the unique life and artistic achievements of Eva Zeisel.... Her designs are photographed with magical light by Brent Brolin and chronicled by Kirkham and her co-authors, Pat Moore and Pirco Wolfframm, who also became devoted friends and scholars of all things Zeisel. Whether emerging out of darkness or basking against a warm, bright glow, each piece pops with boldness of contour and subtlety of surface."- Ellen Lupton, Designers & Books "It is a pleasure to find a book that combines elegant design and readability with thorough research, especially when the subject is the fascinating 105-year life of ceramic designer Eva Zeisel.... A beautifully illustrated survey of the life and work of an important designer, useful to both collectors and readers interested in 20th-century modernism." -Library Journal "A remarkable tribute to one of the 20th century's most adept ceramicists and designers of housewares." - San Jose Mercury News
About Pat Kirkham
Eva Zeisel (1906-2011) is widely recognized as one of the twentieth-century's most distinguished designers of modern housewares. Pat Kirkham is a professor at Bard Graduate center and a prolific author of several books on design, gender and film. Pirco Wolfframm's graphic design work and writings on design have been exhibited and published internationally. Brent C. Brolin is a professional photographer.