"Looking at European Ceramics" by David Harris Cohen

Looking at European Ceramics David Harris Cohen, Catherine Hess

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
05 Aug 1993
ISBN:
9780892362165
Imprint:
Getty Publications
Dimensions:
92 pages: 231 x 156 x 7mm

What is maiolica? What is stoneware? What is the difference between hard-paste and soft-paste porcelain? This book - the fourth in the popular Looking At series copublished by the Getty Museum and the British Museum - offers the answers to these and other questions concerning the techniques, processes, and materials used in the production of European ceramics. Its numerous illustrations - most of them in color - provide a rich and informative guide to the ceramist's art through the centuries.

Catherine Hess is Associate Curator of Sculpture and Works of Art at the J. Paul Getty Museum and is the author of Italian Maiolica (Malibu, 1987). David Harris Cohen is Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at the Museum. His article "The Chambre des Portraits Designed by Victor Louis for the King of Poland" appeared in the 1991 issue of The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal.