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Borowsky, Irvin J. (ed.). Artists Confronting the Inconceivable. Award Winning Glass Sculpture. Philadelphia American Interfaith Institute: 1992. One of an edition of 400 numbered copies. An elegant book, filled with color plates, illustrating the work of glass artists from 28 countries who were asked to create work that expressed remembrance of Kristallnacht and the Holocaust. The pieces of glass they created range from the highly representational to the brutally direct, and often combine beauty and horror in surprising and moving ways. Hardcover. 9"x12", 133 pages, color illustrations, dj a nice copy.

Inventory #: 7780
Price: $ 75.00       




Herman, Lloyd E. American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art. Forest Grove Timber Press: 1981. An important traveling exhibition of the work of 108 artist potters, with illustrations of their work, biographical information and artists' statements. There are short essays on the history of porcelain, and its history in the United States, but the heart of the book is the catalog of porcelains and their creators. The porcelains were chosen to illustrate a broad range of views and approaches, and this broad range is also shown in each potters' answer to the question, "why do you work in porcelain?". An entertaining and illuminating survey. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 135 pages, color and b/w illustrations covers rubbed, a little wear.

Inventory #: 8751
Price: $ 35.00       




Levin, Elaine. The History of American Ceramics, 1607 to the Present. From pipkins and bean pots to contemporary forms. New York Harry N. Abrams: 1988. Despite its title, this is fundamentally a book on the rise of the artist-potter and studio ceramicist of the late 19th and early 20th century, with more than half the book being devoted to work since 1930. As an examination of the rise and flowering of studio and art ceramics, it is an excellent addition to the reference shelf. Hardcover. 9.5"x11.5", 351 pages, b/w and color illustrations. A fine copy.

Inventory #: 32093
Price: $ 75.00       




Stephenson, John. John Stephenson. After the Fire. A Retrospective. University of Michigan Museum of Art: 1994. A catalog to an exhibition of the work of this fine ceramics artist of the "but that doesn't look like pottery" school. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 16 pages, b/w and color illustrations, a near fine copy.

Inventory #: 2313
Price: $ 25.00       



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