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The Secret of Colours

The Secret of Colours

Ceramics in China From the 18th Century to the Present Time

Edited by Pauline d’Abrigeon
Text by Pauline d’Abrigeon
Text by Antoine d’Albis
Text by Julie Bellemare
Text by Shih Ching-Fei
Text by Tang Hui
Text by Marie Wyss
Text by Xu Xiaodong

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Publishing 20th Nov 2022
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  • Explores the intriguing story of porcelain glaze at the end of the 18th century in China, in the 19th century in France, and in the work of two 20th century ceramic artists: Fance Franck and Thomas Bohle
  • Accompanies a show at the Fondation Baur, (Geneva) beginning 13th September 2022
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This book, which accompanies an exhibition at the Fondation Baur, explores the intriguing story of porcelain glaze at the end of the 18th century in China, in the 19th century in France, and in the work of two 20th century ceramic artists. Part one investigates the development of opaque glazes for use on porcelain and copper during the 18th century in work from three collections: Alfred Baur’s vast collection of imperial ceramics; the Canton glazes of the Zubov Foundation; and export porcelain from the Ariana Museum in Geneva. The second part begins in France, in the 19th century, at the Sèvres factory, tracing the various journeys to China to bring back samples of color, analyze them chemically, and tirelessly attempt to reproduce them. The catalog ends in the present, with the experiments conducted by the American-born artist Fance Franck (1927–2008) on “sacrificial red” and the work on color carried out by the Austrian ceramist Thomas Bohle.

Text in English and French.

Specifications
Publisher
Five Continents Editions
ISBN
9791254600054
Publish date
20th Nov 2022
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
USA & Canada
Size
8.27 in x 10.63 in
Pages
180 Pages
Illustrations
75 color
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