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Danish Studio Ceramics 1950 - 2010

This expansive catalog showcases Designmuseum Denmark's collection of unique ceramic works from a sixty-year period leading up to the present day. Covering over 600 different works by 133 ceramicists and artists, it highlights the diversity and high quality of Danish ceramics though a collection that has only previously been exhibited on a limited scale. Lavishly illustrated with more than three hundred ceramic items, this volume is a treasure trove for collectors and scholars alike.

360 pages | 300 color plates | 9 x 9 1/2 | © 2017

Art: Art--General Studies

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"The importance of Danish ceramics since the mid-20th century is thoroughly documented in this examination of the collection of the Designmuseum Danmark. At the end of WW II, many trained ceramic artists set up studios in Denmark, and this catalogue provides biographies of artists, the location of their studios, general descriptions of their work, and information about specific works with accompanying color photographs. Laursen emphasizes that the works are unique and not production or industrial ware. To document the works, the author researched books, articles, reviews, and exhibition catalogues. Some of the artists included—for example, Nina Hole, Bodil Manz, Bente Hanson, and Christian Polsen—have international reputations. In total, the catalog includes 133 artists represented by 632 works. The book is enhanced by introductory essays, a glossary of ceramics terms, and a list of ceramics exhibits held at the museum. Ceramics plays an important role in the daily life of Danes, and this catalogue meets its goal of documenting a significant period of Danish ceramic history in a comprehensive way. Recomended."


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