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Chinese Glazes

Author : Nigel Wood
ISBN : 0812234766
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 81.78 MB
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In this major work on Oriental ceramics and glazes, a leading authority on Far Eastern pottery traces the development of Chinese glazes and glazing techniques from antiquity to the modern era. Nigel Wood describes how glazes were made, provides an analysis of their composition, and shows how they can be duplicated today with common raw materials available in the West. The book is lavishly illustrated, with nearly three hundred photographs, one hundred in full color. These depict examples of the Chinese arts as found in pottery ranging from simple earthenware jars excavated at Neolithic sites to exquisitely designed dishes found in imperial tombs. They also show examples of modern Western ware that employ these remarkable glazing techniques.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Chinese Stoneware Glazes

Author : Joseph Grebanier
ISBN : UOM:39015027874018
Genre : Glazes
File Size : 47.74 MB
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The author shows how he has replicated some of the old Chinese stoneware glazes.
Category: Glazes

Colours And Contrast

Author : Clarence Eng
ISBN : 9789004285286
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 77.78 MB
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In Colours and Contrast Clarence Eng covers the social history of architectural ceramics in China, their development both aesthetically (as ornament) and technically (as durable, protective components) in ancient Chinese architecture from palaces and temples to pagodas and screen walls.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Complete Guide To High Fire Glazes

Author : John Britt
ISBN : 1600592163
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 44.65 MB
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"With recipes for mixing, testing, applying, and firing hundreds of high-fire glazes, this fully illustrated reference will help all ceramists gain a better understanding of glazes and the factors that make them work."--Book Jacket.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

A Passion For Asia

Author : Peter Johnson
ISBN : 0878481036
Genre : Art
File Size : 20.33 MB
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In 1955, John D. Rockefeller III convened a committee to respond to post-World War II interest in developing improved understanding of, and relations with, countries in Asia. His family's longstanding interest in Asia had led him to travel in China and Japan after he graduated from university in 1929. The Rockefellers' deeply felt "passion for Asia" led to the founding of the Asia Society in 1956. Today, the need for better understanding of Asian cultures--political, economic, and artistic--is more urgent than ever. This beautifully produced volume reflects in photographs and words the many-sided mission of the Asia Society. Fascinating archival photographs bring the Rockefeller family's travels, philanthropic activities, social occasions, and wonderful domestic interiors to life. Important objects--sculptures, paintings, prints, screens, ceramics--all collected by members of the family, many from the Society's collection and others from museums around the country, are reproduced in full color. The text includes essays by Rockefeller family members; former Asia Society presidents; Peter Johnson, the family historian; Cynthia Altman, curator of Kykuit, the Rockefeller family estate; and Vishakha Desai, president of the Asia Society. SELLING POINTS: Documents the history and beginnings of this leading global organization whose mission of promoting the exchanges of ideas, education, and arts still holds true today Features period photographs of the Rockefeller family on their many travels to Asia and provides insight into how their collection developed 100 colour & 75 b/w illustrations
Category: Art

Science And Civilisation In China

Author : Rose Kerr
ISBN : 0521838339
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 24.44 MB
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How were Chinese pots made, glazed and fired? Why did China discover porcelain more than 1,000 years before the West? What are the effects of China's influence on world ceramics? These questions (and many more) are answered in this history of Chinese ceramic technology, from the late Stone Age to the twenty-first century AD. The non-specialist reader will appreciate its unique coverage of research materials originally published in several languages.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Chinese Ceramic Glazes

Author : A. L. Hetherington
ISBN : 1107504910
Genre : Art
File Size : 68.98 MB
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Originally published in 1937, this book surveys the underlying scientific principles that produce the chief glaze effects on Chinese ceramics. Hetherington provides a general introduction on the nature of a glaze before describing how glazes with various chemical contents can be manipulated to produce striking effects in terms of colour and texture. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Chinese ceramics and the history of art.
Category: Art

Oriental Glazes

Author : Nigel Wood
ISBN : UOM:39015006357506
Genre : Ceramics
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Category: Ceramics