The Potter’s Art: Contributions to the Study of the Koerner Collection of European Ceramics
Carol E. Mayer
Inspired by the celebrated Koerner European Ceramics Gallery at the Museum of Anthropology, The Potter’s Art features a variety of critical essays that use the collection as a “mine of stimuli” to explore topics from the collecting process to historical trade, religious persecution to technological innovation. With abundant illustrations, this volume is an important resource for collectors, potters, dealers, students and ceramics enthusiasts.
The essays in this book grew out of a meeting of international scholars, curators, and potters who came together in 1991 to share knowledge and ideas about the Koerner collection of European ceramics, which is housed at the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology.
The contributors to The Potter's Art investigate these many variations. Writing from different disciplines, they use the collection as a 'mine of stimuli' for the consideration of such things as the collecting process; how Chinese porcelain became a prized possession in Europe; how religious persecution played a role in the spread of tin-glazed wares; how designs and shapes travelled from unlikely places to be adopted by the European potter; and how technological innovations created new markets and made others obsolete.Show More
- Published 1997
- Hardcover, 194 pages
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