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Art Deco Ceramics in Britain

Art Deco Ceramics in Britain

By (author) Andrew Casey


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  • A unique approach to the subject, bringing together recognised experts, museum curators and specialist authors from across the world for the first time
  • High quality new photograph and archival material including advertising and company publicity material
  • Introduction by Eric Knowles, antiques expert, author and television presenter
Full Description
This book focuses on the art deco ceramics that were produced by the British pottery industry during the late twenties and early thirties, shown through hundreds of color photographs. It covers all the important aspects of the popular style from its origins in France, its breakthrough in Britain and shows how the style evolved during the early thirties.

The background of art deco is examined by author Andrew Casey and he goes on to explore how it developed in France during the early part of the twentieth century, how European designers created new shapes and patterns and, finally, how these ideas eventually made their way into British design.

Art Deco Ceramics in Britain looks at the well-established factories such as Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd and Minton who produced the top of the range wares for the upper classes and how they were forced, due to market forces, to produce art deco-styled wares. At the same time, the smaller factories were able to respond quickly to the art deco style, using hand painted decoration, which was an important feature of art deco patterning with well-known names such as Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper whose ceramics are still popular today.

Also documented in the book are concise yet comprehensive biographies of many smaller factories that may not be as familiar. This listing provides an invaluable source as well as ideas for new areas of collecting.
ACC Art Books
6th Nov 2007
285 mm x 232 mm
280 Pages
301 color, 48 b&w
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