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The Art Of German Stoneware: From The Charles W. Nichols Collection And The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art The Art Of German Stoneware: From The Charles W. Nichols Collection And The Philadelphia Museum Of Art
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art The Art Of German Stoneware: From The Charles W. Nichols Collection And The Philadelphia Museum Of Art
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art The Art Of German Stoneware: From The Charles W. Nichols Collection And The Philadelphia Museum Of Art
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art The Art Of German Stoneware: From The Charles W. Nichols Collection And The Philadelphia Museum Of Art
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By Jack Hinton

Beautiful and eminently useful, stonewares produced in the German-speaking lands from the Middle Ages onward were highly valued for their durability and suitability for a range of domestic and social uses. Widely traded throughout Europe, they were also among the first European ceramics to reach colonial North America. During the Renaissance the addition of brilliant salt glazes—s well as relief imagery that communicated with the user—raised the status of these wares. Later examples introduced abstract floral or geometric decorations and more unusual, original forms, which retained broad cultural significance.

About ninety fine stoneware pieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a promised private collection testify here to the success, artful decoration, and fascinating variety of this medium. Jack Hinton describes the developments in stoneware through these notable examples, and beautiful color images bring their details vividly to life.

  • Paperback
  • 8 1/5" x 11"
  • 60 pages
  • Yale University Press, 2012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300179781
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  • 5
    GGGerman stoneware especially Westerwald

    Posted by Rebecca Roberts on Mar 2nd 2021

    I collect German stoneware, so I was very happy to find this excellent book. Did not realize Phila Mus of Art had such a great collection. Would like to talk with author Jack Hinton sometime.

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