Bernard Leach: Life and Work

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    Widely recognized as the father of studio pottery, Bernard Leach 1887-1979 played a pioneering role in creating an identity for artist potters in Britain and around the world. Born in the East Hong Kong and educated in the West England, throughout his life Leach perceived himself as a courier between the disparate cultures. His exquisite pots reflect the inspiration he drew from East and West as well as his response to the basic tenets of modernism-truth to materials, the importance of function to form, and simplicity of decoration. This outstanding biography provides for the first time a vivid and detailed account of Leach's life and its relation to his art. Emmanuel Cooper, himself a potter of international reputation, explores Leach's working methods, the seams of his pottery, his writings and philosophy, his recognition in Japan and Britain, and his continuing legacy, bringing into sharp focus a complex man who captured in his work as a potter the "still center" that always eluded him in his tumultuous personal life.

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    Number of Pages: 488
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780300099294
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    Listed in: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -, Ceramics, General
    Publisher: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS

    Books by Emmanuel Cooper

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