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Books about the ceramic art and pottery of Marguerite Wildenhain:

Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

by Jenni Sorkin

price: $42.75

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.

... that we look and see: An admirer looks at the Indians

… that we look and see: An admirer looks at the Indians

by Marguerite Wildenhain

price: $52.00

Such a sensitive study by an artist and admirer of indigenous peoples.

The Invisible Core: A Potter's Life and Thoughts

The Invisible Core: A Potter’s Life and Thoughts

by Marguerite Wildenhain

price: $55.00

Book by Marguerite Wildenhain

Pottery: form and expression

Pottery: form and expression

by Marguerite Wildenhain

price: $114.46

Pottery: form and expression [Hardcover]

Marguerite Wildenhain and the Bauhaus: An Eyewitness Anthology

Marguerite Wildenhain and the Bauhaus: An Eyewitness Anthology

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price: $77.99

“An eyewitness anthology”–Dust jacket.



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