The Art of Ceramics

The Art of Ceramics

European Ceramic Design, 1500-1830

Book - 2001
Rate this:
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
ISBN: 9780300083873
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at MARINet

To Top