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Fired by Ideals Arequipa Pottery and the Arts and Crafts Movement

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9780764913990


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0764913999


Publisher:  Pomegranate Communications, Incorporated
Summary: The Arts & Crafts Movement exerted a profound influence on early-twentieth-century America, not only in the applied & decorative arts but also in the area of social reform. Standing at this intersection of art & reform were American art potteries that taught ceramics skills to working-class women as a means of securing income, restoring health, and/or uplifting the spirit. Like its better known & more successful pred...ecessors--the Marblehead Pottery in Massachusetts, the Newcomb Pottery in New Orleans, & the Paul Revere Pottery in Boston (home of the "Saturday Evening Girls")--the Arequipa Pottery in Fairfax, California, had fascinating origins, & it produced distinctive wares that today are prized by collectors. Fired by Ideals: Arequipa Pottery & the Arts & Crafts Movement tells the story of the Arequipa Sanatorium & Pottery, whose roots lie in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake & fire. The dust & smoke from the disaster prompted an outbreak of tuberculosis, which afflicted "working girls" in particular. In 1911, a progressive physician, Dr. Philip King Brown, founded a treatment center in rural Marin County, north of San Francisco, where these women could get the rest & medical care they needed, as well as engage in a therapeutic & marketable pursuit: the manufacture of art pottery. In addition to its engaging historical narrative supported by dozens of vintage photographs, the book employs technical illustrations & beautiful full-color reproductions to examine the production process at Arequipa & the types of pottery made there.

Baizerman, Suzanne is the author of Fired by Ideals Arequipa Pottery and the Arts and Crafts Movement, published under ISBN 9780764913990 and 0764913999. Twenty Fired by Ideals Arequipa Pottery and the Arts and Crafts Movement textbooks are available for sale on ValoreBooks.com, thirteen used from the cheapest price of $12.79, or buy new starting at $34.99.
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ISBN-13: 9780764913990


ISBN: 0764913999


Publisher: Pomegranate Communications, Incorporated
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