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Horst Kerstan

Horst Kerstan

Keramik der Moderne

Edited by Maria Schuly

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  • Illustrates richly the highest level of perfection in form and glaze of the work of Horst Kerstan
  • Based on the very latest research
  • Alongside the well-known ceramic vessels, sculptures and paintings are also included
Full Description
Horst Kerstan (1941-2005) made a crucial impact on post-1945 German ceramics. The artist, who is renowned at home and abroad, began his career with an apprenticeship in the workshop of the former ceramic master Richard Bampi. Through his involvement with Hans Arp, Kerstan created incommutable forms of fruit and waves, testaments to a distinct language of forms. Chinese ceramics inspired him to reach the highest level of perfection in form and glaze, while Japanese ceramics taught him to let go and allowed him to find a high degree of expressive spontaneity. In 1977 Kerstan built the first Japanese anagama wood oven in Germany, which opened up extraordinary possibilities in design. He also found new challenges in the raku technique in which he developed his own artistic interpretations from 1990 onwards. Kerstan’s later works are characterised by strong colours and tulip-like forms. With this publication Maria Schüly has systematically presented the complete creative work of this artist in its enormous diversity. Text in German.
Specifications
Publisher
Arnoldsche Art Publishers
ISBN
9783897904330
Published
30th Jun 2015
Binding
Hardback
Territory
UK, US, Eastern Europe, France, Benelux, Japan, South Korea, Africa, South America & Ireland exclusive. South Africa, N&M East non-exclusive
Size
280 mm x 240 mm
Pages
200 Pages
Illustrations
265 color
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