The Grain of the Clay: Reflections on Ceramics and the art of Collecting [Audiobook] download free by Allen S. Weiss

The Grain of the Clay: Reflections on Ceramics and the art of Collecting Audiobook download free by Allen S. Weiss
  • Listen audiobook: The Grain of the Clay: Reflections on Ceramics and the art of Collecting
  • Author: Allen S. Weiss
  • Release date: 2016/8/21
  • Publisher: REAKTION BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9781780236421
  • Rating: 7.88 of 10
  • Votes: 143
  • Review by: Dominic Stjohn
  • Review rating: 9.78 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/27
  • Duration: 2H52M47S in 256 kbps (44.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-24
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MPEG4, Vorbis, FLAC, WMA, WAV, Apple Lossless, MP3 (compression TZO, ZIP, RAR, ARJ, EML)
  • Total pages original book: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 20 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 14M37S (4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: People collect to connect with the past, personal and historic, to exercise some small and perfect degree of control over a carefully chosen portion of the world. The Grain of the Clay is Allen S. Weiss's engaging exploration of the meaning and practice of collecting through his relationship with Japanese ceramics. Weiss unfolds their world of materiality and pleasure and the culture and knowledge that extends out of their forms and uses.Japanese ceramics are celebrated for their profound material poetry, especially in relation to the natural world, and they maintain a unique place in the history of the arts and in the lives of those who collect and use them. The Grain of the Clay deepens our appreciation of ceramics while providing a critical meditation on collecting. Weiss examines the vast stylistic range of ceramics, investigating the reasons for viewing, using and collecting them. He explores ceramic objects' relationship with cuisine as an art and as a part of everyday life. Ceramics are increasingly finding their rightful place in museums and Weiss shows how this newfound engagement with finely wrought natural materials might foster an increased ecological sensitivity.The Grain of the Clay will appeal to the collector in every one of us.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Ceramics: Artworks, Museums & Museology, Art History, Pottery & Glassware
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 24.35 USD
  • Dimensions: 138x216x25.4mm
  • Weight: 612.35g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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