Rare Special Editions available for ACC Art Books –  More Information

Form and Surface

Form and Surface

African Ceramics from the William M. Itter Collection

By (author) Allison J. Martino


Publishing 9th Oct 2023
Register interest

    Privacy Policy

    Log in to add this to your wishlist.
    • Features new photography of African ceramics in this collection
    • Includes works from across the African continent with emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa and particular strengths in works from Nigeria and Cameroon
    • Attention to women artists, as African ceramics are mostly made among women
    • Catalogue sections focus on topics of cultural diversity, cross-cultural connections, temporality, embodiment, spirituality, and links between clay and other media
    Full Description

    This richly illustrated volume highlights one of the most significant collections of African ceramics in the United States, distinguished for its breadth and representation of women’s excellence in ceramics. Collected by William M. Itter, Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts at Indiana University, the scope of the collection is wide-ranging, representing 65 different ethnicities and more than 20 countries in Africa. Illustrating a range of approaches to art making, the works are organised around topics that explore place, time, artistic media, and cultural identity and addressing issues related to cross-cultural exchange, cultural diversity, embodiment, temporality, and spirituality. Organised by the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, this beautifully designed book celebrates the remarkable work and contributions of women artists.

    About the Author

    Allison J. Martino is the Laura and Raymond Wielgus Curator of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Indigenous Art of the Americas at the IU Eskenazi Museum of Art. She earned her PhD in the History of Art from the University of Michigan. 

    Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers
    Publish date
    9th Oct 2023
    280 mm x 240 mm
    192 Pages
    Recently Viewed

    Please log-in or create an account to see your recent items.