Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics

Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics

  1. Karen McCready
  2. Introduction by Garth Clark
  • ISBN 9780500278253
  • 25.20 x 21.80 cm
  • Paperback
  • 192pp
  • 287 Illustrations, 201 in colour
  • First published 1997

'Art Deco and Modernist Ceramics' provides the complete guide to its subject.

As the first book to focus specifically on the period's eclectically profuse ceramics, it gives clear explanations of the confusingly varied usage of terms such as Art Deco, Modernism, Art Moderne and Streamline Style.

Illustrating the extraordinary range of colour, texture and form, over 200 colour photographs provide a stunning visual reference of objects-both useful and decorative, chosen for their visual power, their historical significance, or their appeal to collectors and practitioners.

The renowned ceramic historian Garth Clark provides a broad survey of the period in his Introduction, while the volume also includes an invaluable A-Z reference section listing significant ceramists, designers, decorators and factories of the period, as well as a glossary of technical terms and an extensive bibliography.

Karen McCready was the Director of Crown Point Press, a publisher of fine art prints. Widely knowledgeable in many areas of modern fine and applied arts, she is co-author of Porcelain: Traditions and New Visions, and was curator of the museum exhibition Contemporary American Ceramics: Twenty Artists.