Friday, October 27, 2017

Booknote: 500 Ceramic Sculptures

Suzanne J E Tourtillott,, 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2009.  ISBN: 978-1-60059-247-8.

Genre: nonfiction
Subgenre: art and photography
Format: trade paperback
Source: Berea branch of the Madison  County (KY) Public Library

This book is a compilation of ceramic sculpture photography. The objects include freestanding objects and installations. 7,500 pieces were submitted for consideration. Glen R. Brown, art historian and critic, served as juror and chose 500 for the book. A wide variety of ceramic styles and materials are represented in this book.

The book includes an introduction, and then we get to the photos. Some pieces get a full page. Others get two per page. In some cases, you may get a full photo and a detail close up photo of a particular piece. The photographer clearly did a good job capturing the images.

Overall, I liked this book. It was a relaxing and pleasant experience to look over these excellent art pieces.

3 out of 5 stars.

This book qualifies for the following 2017 Reading Challenges:

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