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Searching for Beauty

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This book has been signed by the author. It is in very good condition with some slight wear and tear. The pages are clean and tight, the bottom corners of the dust jackets have been slightly torn and top of the spine is slightly creased.

In these forty letters Richard Jacobs attempts two significant revisions to the spirit of the times. The first is a re-instatement of beauty as a meaningful and unapologetic description in our daily lives. The second is in his appeal to artist-makers to reflect deeply on the meaning of what they do. He sets out to establish, beyond fashionable doubt, the enduring integrity and significance of the maker's whole other world of knowledge . This work covers a wide variety of topics by no means restricted to ceramics, crafts or art. The author in interested in questions of why? rather than how? They are challenging, difficult and sometimes unanswerable questions about skill, amateurism, prices, state support, collecting, modernism, aesthetic experience, fame, criticism, post-modernism, feminism, tradition, innovation, democracy, Abu Ghraib and the dark side of the human species

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Author(s):
Richard Jacobs
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
095488406X
ISBN-13:
9780954884062
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Kestrel Books
Title:
Searching for Beauty: Letters from a Collector to a Studio Potter

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This book has been signed by the author. It is in very good condition with some slight wear and tear. The pages are clean and tight, the bottom corners of the dust jackets have been slightly torn and top of the spine is slightly creased.

In these forty letters Richard Jacobs attempts two significant revisions to the spirit of the times. The first is a re-instatement of beauty as a meaningful and unapologetic description in our daily lives. The second is in his appeal to artist-makers to reflect deeply on the meaning of what they do. He sets out to establish, beyond fashionable doubt, the enduring integrity and significance of the maker's whole other world of knowledge . This work covers a wide variety of topics by no means restricted to ceramics, crafts or art. The author in interested in questions of why? rather than how? They are challenging, difficult and sometimes unanswerable questions about skill, amateurism, prices, state support, collecting, modernism, aesthetic experience, fame, criticism, post-modernism, feminism, tradition, innovation, democracy, Abu Ghraib and the dark side of the human species

Author(s):
Richard Jacobs
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2007
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
095488406X
ISBN-13:
9780954884062
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Kestrel Books
Title:
Searching for Beauty: Letters from a Collector to a Studio Potter

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