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Shigaraki: Potters' Valley [Hardcover]

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For over seven centuries, potters of Shigaraki, a rural valley outside the Japanese city of Kyoto, have fashioned storage jars and tea ceremony wares from clay. This book examines the political, economic and artistic history of the valley.

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Studio: Orchid Press
Pages   428
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Weight:   4.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 25, 2006
Publisher   Orchid Press
ISBN  9748304914  
ISBN13  9789748304915  

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More About Louise Allison Cort

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Louise Allison Cort is Curator of Ceramics at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. She has published widely on the subject of ceramics. Bert Winther-Tamaki is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of "Art in the Encounter of Nations: Japanese and American Artists in the Early Postwar Years "(2001).

Louise Allison Cort was born in 1944.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Regional > Asian
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > General
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Other Media > Ceramics
4Books > Subjects > History > Asia > General
5Books > Subjects > History > Asia > Japan
6Books > Subjects > History > World > General
7Books > Subjects > History > World
8Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Pottery & Ceramics

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Shigaraki, Potters' Valley  May 29, 2010
A thorough and comprehensive work. This book has become the standard reference on Japanese pottery. Shigaraki is a rural valley outside Kyoto with distinctive clays that have been used for pottery making for over 7 centuries. The author Louise Cort is Curator for Ceramics at the Freer Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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