Masterpieces of World Ceramics
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Masterpieces of World Ceramics by Reino Liefkes
Book DescriptionThe ceramics collections at the V&A among its greatest glories. They are unrivalled in their range, diversity and global reach. Featuring 120 masterpieces, this beautiful book traces developments in world ceramics from ancient times to the present. Conceived as a visual timeline, it draws together potting traditions from across the globe, showing how they interrelate and how trade and cultural interchange have shaped their histories. Outstanding new photographs reveal an array of stunning pieces, from dramatic Chinese funerary sculpture, to exquisitely painted Italian Renaissance pottery and boldly modernist wares, many of which have rarely been seen outside the Museum.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781851775279
(270mm x 216mm x 20mm)
Imprint: V & A Publishing
Publisher: V & A Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Reino Liefkes
Reino Liefkes and Hilary Young are Senior Curators in the Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass at the V&A. Reino Liefkes is the author of Glass (V&A 1997) and Hilary Young is the author of English Porcelain 1745-95 (V&A 1999).
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