The Art of Ceramics
European Ceramic Design, 1500-1830Book - 2001
The great age of European ceramic design began around 1500 and ended in the early 19th century with the introduction of large-scale production of ceramics. In this illustrated history, with nearly 300 color and black and white photos and reproductions, curator Howard Coutts considers the main stylistic trends#65533;Renaissance, Mannerism, Oriental, Rococo, and Neoclassicism#65533;as they were represented in such products as Italian Majolica, Dutch Delftware, Meissen and S#65533;vres porcelain, Staffordshire, and Wedgwood pottery. He pays close attention to changes in eating habits over the period, particularly the layout of a formal dinner, and discusses the development of ceramics as room decoration, the transmission of images via prints, marketing of ceramics and other luxury goods, and the intellectual background to Neoclassicism.
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, c2001
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm