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The Chinese Potter : A practical history of Chinese ceramics - Margaret Medley

The Chinese Potter

A practical history of Chinese ceramics

Paperback Published: 10th August 1989
ISBN: 9780714825939
Number Of Pages: 288
For Ages: 13+ years old

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China has the longest and most highly developed ceramic tradition in the world, encompassing early Neolithic earthenwares, the finely glazed stoneware pieces of the Song period -- widely regarded as among the greatest ceramics ever produced -- and the year of Imperial patronage and export ware for the new markets of the West.

Margaret Medley's groundbreaking study was the first to bring a practical approach to the study of Chinese pottery. She makes full use of archaeological reports to show how differing geographical areas, materials and developing technology all shaped the evolution of Chinese ceramics. Her revolutionary insights, along with an astute critical judgement in the field of art history itself, combine to form a classic but approachable account which has profoundly influenced the way in which Chinese pottery is studied. Long out of print but always in demand, this work has now been reissued once again in paperback, making it accessible to a new generation of readers.

Industry Reviews

"A brilliant synthesis of a complex field of studies...it displays a wonderful mastery of the subject."-The Times "The Chinese Potter remains the best introduction to Chinese ceramics for students and collectors alike. It is one of those rare scholarly publications which is not only well-ordered and concise, but also very readable."-Rosemary Scott, Christie's

The basic technology; pre-Han unglazed earthenware; glazed ware from Shang to Han; the Northern and Southern Dynasties; new inspiration in T'ang; North China from the 10th to the 14th century; South China from the 10th to the 14th century; the last great innovation; imperial patronage; popular taste and new markets; technical virtuosity.

ISBN: 9780714825939
ISBN-10: 071482593X
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 10th August 1989
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 17.6  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.85
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised