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British ceramics of the 1950s are highly evocative of a decade of optimism and change in British life. The austerity of war was quickly banished by a new breed of young consumer who had money to spend and who demanded ceramics which were bright, exciting and, above all, modern. This book considers how pottery manufacturers met this challenge, producing ware which is again prized today for its innovative and daring design.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747803362
ISBN-10: 0747803366
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 150mm x 3mm)
Pages: 40
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 3-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Graham McLaren

Dr Graham McLaren teaches the history of ceramics at Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent. He is award leader of the unique MA in the History of Ceramics, taught in conjunction with the City Museum and Art Gallery at Hanley.

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