CLEARANCE – LIKE NEW – ONE AVAILABLE
From an exhibition at the Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2005.
Produced primarily for everyday use by farmers, artisans, and merchants, the ceramics in this exhibition are astonishing for their variety and profound aesthetic impact. Pieces spanning nearly five thousand years were chosen to display the harmonious combination of form, color, and texture that has brought Japanese pottery its worldwide renown. The first exhibition outside of Japan to explore such a broad range of production, Quiet Beauty surveys technical and artistic developments in folk art ceramics made between about 3000 BC and about 1990. The exhibition encompasses prehistoric beakers; medieval storage jars; bowls, bottles, and plates from many eras and localities; and late-twentieth century creations based on traditional forms. The objects are arranged in chronological order and grouped by region of production to help elucidate the story of Japanese folk ceramics.
Softcover, 255 pages.