Looking at European Ceramics: A Guide to Technical Terms (Looking At...)

By: David Harris Cohen; Catherine Hess

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What is maiolica? What is the difference between hard-paste and soft-paste porcelain. What is a piatto da pompa? This book offers definitions of these and other terms related to the techniques, processes, and materials used in the making of ceramics in Europe from the Middle Ages throughout the beginning of the twentieth century. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer, accompanied by numerous illustrations of works from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Museum, are presented in an easily portable volume. The fourth in a series of "Looking at" books co-published with the British Museum Press, this guide will be invaluable to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of ceramics.

Title: Looking at European Ceramics: A Guide to Technical Terms (Looking At...)

Author Name: David Harris Cohen; Catherine Hess

Categories: Pottery & Ceramics,

Publisher: Getty Publications: 1993-08-05

ISBN Number: 0892362162

ISBN Number 13: 9780892362165

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Like New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: H1-0892362162

Description: Book is in excellent condition, no markings, no creasings, pages clean and tight