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Bernard Leach Life & Work

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Very good copy of this hard back book with no damage to the dust jacket. There is an inked inscription on the first title page but other than this there are no internal markings or annotations

Widely recognized as the father of studio pottery, Bernard Leach (1887-1979) played a pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters in Britain and around the world. Born in the East (Hong Kong) and educated in the West (England), throughout his life Leach perceived himself as a courier between the disparate cultures. His exquisite pots reflect the inspiration he drew from East and West as well as his response to the basic tenets of modernism-truth to materials, the importance of function to form, and simplicity of decoration. This outstanding biography provides for the first time a vivid and detailed account of Leach's life and its relation to his art. Emmanuel Cooper, himself a potter of international reputation, explores Leach's working methods, the seams of his pottery, his writings and philosophy, his recognition in Japan and Britain, and his continuing legacy, bringing into sharp focus a complex man who captured in his work as a potter the "still center" that always eluded him in his tumultuous personal life.

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Author(s):
Cooper, Emmanuel
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300099290
ISBN-13:
9780300099294
Number of pages:
419
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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Very good copy of this hard back book with no damage to the dust jacket. There is an inked inscription on the first title page but other than this there are no internal markings or annotations

Widely recognized as the father of studio pottery, Bernard Leach (1887-1979) played a pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters in Britain and around the world. Born in the East (Hong Kong) and educated in the West (England), throughout his life Leach perceived himself as a courier between the disparate cultures. His exquisite pots reflect the inspiration he drew from East and West as well as his response to the basic tenets of modernism-truth to materials, the importance of function to form, and simplicity of decoration. This outstanding biography provides for the first time a vivid and detailed account of Leach's life and its relation to his art. Emmanuel Cooper, himself a potter of international reputation, explores Leach's working methods, the seams of his pottery, his writings and philosophy, his recognition in Japan and Britain, and his continuing legacy, bringing into sharp focus a complex man who captured in his work as a potter the "still center" that always eluded him in his tumultuous personal life.

Author(s):
Cooper, Emmanuel
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0300099290
ISBN-13:
9780300099294
Number of pages:
419
Publisher:
Yale University Press

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