1993. Item #A4905
Baekeland, Frederick, and Robert Moes, et al. Modern Japanese Ceramics in American Collections. NY: Japan Society 1993. 206p (120 entries), many photos, many in color. Very good paperbound. ** This important loan exhibition catalogue is a definitive guide to its subject. Covers the development, classical traditions, forms, functions, and production methods of modern (post-1945) Japanese studio ceramics that are owned in the United States, Great Britain (including their representation in the Victoria and Albert Museum), Japanese public collections, and Germany. The texts are by various specialists; Gerd Knapper also provides "a potter's point of view" on western influences. The long entries for the works exhibited are grouped by these themes: traditional glaze styles, Chinese-influenced, nontraditional functional, and ceramic sculpture. Long bibliography of works in western languages and in Japanese.