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The Resource Live form : women, ceramics, and community, Jenni Sorkin

Live form : women, ceramics, and community, Jenni Sorkin

Label
Live form : women, ceramics, and community
Title
Live form
Title remainder
women, ceramics, and community
Statement of responsibility
Jenni Sorkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ceramics had a far-reaching impact in the second half of the twentieth century, as its artists worked through the same ideas regarding abstraction and form as those for other creative mediums. Live Form shines new light on the relation of ceramics to the artistic avant-garde by looking at the central role of women in the field: potters who popularized ceramics as they worked with or taught male counterparts like John Cage, Peter Voulkos, and Ken Price. Sorkin focuses on three Americans who promoted ceramics as an advanced artistic medium: Marguerite Wildenhain, a Bauhaus-trained potter and writer; Mary Caroline (M.C.) Richards, who renounced formalism at Black Mountain College to pursue new performative methods; and Susan Peterson, best known for her live throwing demonstrations on public television. Together, these women pioneered a hands-on teaching style and led educational and therapeutic activities for war veterans, students, the elderly, and many others. Far from being an isolated field, ceramics offered a sense of community and social engagement, which, Sorkin argues, crucially set the stage for later participatory forms of art and feminist collectivism."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sorkin, Jenni
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Richards, Mary Caroline
  • Wildenhain, Marguerite
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Women potters
  • Ceramics
  • Ceramics
  • Women potters
  • United States
  • Keramikerin
  • Kunsterziehung
  • Kunsttherapie
  • Keramik
  • Soziologie
  • Töpferin
  • Etats-Unis
Label
Live form : women, ceramics, and community, Jenni Sorkin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: craft as collective practice -- Ceramics: the medium and its discontents -- Forms-of-life: Marguerite Wildenhain's Pond Farm -- Zen veterans and the vernacular: the Black Mountain pottery seminar -- M.C. Richards's vanishing point -- Women kitchen potters: Susan Peterson, "the Julia Child of ceramics" -- Epilogue: live form disseminated
Control code
920017455
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780226303116
Lccn
2015040757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920017455
Label
Live form : women, ceramics, and community, Jenni Sorkin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: craft as collective practice -- Ceramics: the medium and its discontents -- Forms-of-life: Marguerite Wildenhain's Pond Farm -- Zen veterans and the vernacular: the Black Mountain pottery seminar -- M.C. Richards's vanishing point -- Women kitchen potters: Susan Peterson, "the Julia Child of ceramics" -- Epilogue: live form disseminated
Control code
920017455
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
x, 290 pages
Isbn
9780226303116
Lccn
2015040757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)920017455

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