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Bernard Leach Life & Work, Emmanuel Cooper

Author Name    Emmanuel Cooper

Title   Bernard Leach Life & Work

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine Condition

Jacket Condition   Near Fine

Publisher   USA Yale University 2003

ISBN Number    0300099290 / 9780300099294

Seller ID   231207

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. 419 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art::Sculpture; Art & Design; ISBN/EAN: 9780300099294. Inventory No: 231207. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover

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