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Author Clare, Claudia, author.

Title Subversive ceramics / Claudia Clare.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  738 C541s 2016    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description 160 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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Summary "Satire has been used in ceramic production for centuries. Historically, it occurred as a slogan or proverb written into the ceramic surface; as pictorial surface imagery; or as a satirical figurine. The use of satire in contemporary ceramics is a rapidly evolving trend, with many artists subverting or otherwise rethinking familiar historic forms to make a political point. Claudia Clare examines the relationship between ceramics, social politics, and political movements and the way both organisations and individual artists have used pots - predominantly domestic objects - to agitate among the masses or simply express their ideas. Ninety colour illustrations of various subversive, satirical and campaigning works illustrate her arguments and enliven debate. Claudia Clare explores work by artists from twenty-one different countries, from 500 BC to the present day. These range from the French artist Honoré Daumier and the enslaved African-American potter David Drake to contemporary artists including Lubaina Himid, Virgil Ortiz and Shlomit Bauman, whose work and the means of its production has addressed or commented upon issues such as disputed homelands, identify, race, gender and colonialism."--Publisher's description.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Subversion and satire : definitions and history -- Vice and folly -- Objection! A history of protest -- Breaking out : the influence of political and social movements on the studio potter and ceramicist -- The peasants' revolt : form and message -- Emancipation : new methods of production -- The campaigning trail -- Conclusion : observations and recommendations.
Subject Pottery -- Social aspects.
Social problems in art.
Satire in art.
Pottery -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01073607
Satire in art. (OCoLC)fst01105676
Social problems in art. (OCoLC)fst01122805
ISBN 9781472528544 (hardback)
1472528549 (hardback)
9781474257961 (ebook)

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