DECORATIVE ARTS, JEWELRY, CERAMICS, TEXTILES

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Clth, 10 x 12 in. / 272 pgs / 275 color.

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AUGUST EDITIONS

Shapes From Outta Nowhere: Towards Abstraction in Clay 1890–2018

The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection

Introduction by Adrienne Spinozzi. Text by Glenn Adamson, Robert A. Ellison, Jr.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Shapes From Outta Nowhere: Towards Abstraction in Clay 1890–2018.'

Adventures in abstract ceramics, from George E. Ohr and Ken Price to Kathy Butterly

A comprehensive overview of 20th-century non-representational ceramics from the earliest years of the modernist revolution to the postwar period through to the present, Shapes From Outta Nowhere features an unparalleled gathering of over 150 works from New York City-based collector Robert Ellison. It explores the featured artists’ rejection of symmetrical, utilitarian forms in clay in favor of the sculptural and abstract, and challenges the boundaries between function, non-function, design, drawing, painting, sculpture and architecture. Built over a period of 40 years, this singular collection reflects the personal and discerning eye of a collector focused on the exploration of shape and form.

Ellison’s introduction to abstraction in clay was the work of George E. Ohr, whose late 19th-century creations represent the first seismic shift in a challenge to form itself. Ohr was the catalyst for this new direction in clay, and his vision foreshadows 20th-century postwar experimentation in fine art. The book showcases the sculptures by Ohr along with artists from the second half of the 20th century to the present, including seminal works by Axel Salto, Ken Price and Peter Voulkos, the progenitor of the American studio movement.

Shapes From Outta Nowhere tells this important story through the work of these key figures, but also introduces lesser known artists who transformed—and continue to push—the possibilities of the medium, including Kathy Butterly, Elisa D’Arrigo, Anne Marie Laureys and Aneta Regel.

This transformative collection will be given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2021 in honor of the museum’s 150th anniversary, and this lavishly illustrated book will serve as both an exhibition catalog and as a document of the gift to the museum.

B>Artists include: Robert Arneson, Rudy Autio, F. Carlton Ball, Lynda Benglis, Kate Blacklock, Nina Borgia-Aberle, Alison Britton, Kathy Butterly, Peter Callas, Syd Carpenter, Christina Carver, Katherine Choy, Dieter Crumbiegel, Elisa D’Arrigo, Harris Deller, Richard DeVore, Kim Dickey, Gary DiPasquale, Ruth Duckworth, Raymon Elozua, Gary Erickson, Ken Ferguson, Amara Geffen, John Gill, Chris Gustin, Babs Haenen, Ewen Henderson, Wayne Higby, Margaret Israel, Howard Kottler, Anne Marie Laureys, Gareth Mason, John Mason, Leza McVey, Jim Melchert, Ursula Morley Price, Gertrud Natzler, Otto Natzler, Win Ng, William Parry, Ken Price, Aneta Regel, Mary Rogers, Stanley Rosen, Axel Salto, Paul Soldner, Rudofl Staffel, Chris Staley, Susanna Stephenson, Toshiko Takaezu, Kyoto Tonegawa, Robert Turner, Peter Voulkos, Frans Wildenhain, Marguerite Wildenhain, Betty Woodman, William Wyman and Arnold Zimmerman.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Shapes From Outta Nowhere: Towards Abstraction in Clay 1890–2018.'

Shapes From Outta Nowhere: Towards Abstraction in Clay 1890–2018

STATUS: Forthcoming | 4/6/2021

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FORTHCOMING AND NEW: DESIGN AND DECORATIVE ARTS

Goldstruck: A Life Shaped by Jewellery

GOLDSTRUCK: A LIFE SHAPED BY JEWELLERY

By Stephen Webster. Foreword by Tracey Emin. Photographs by Rankin and Amelia Troubridge.

HENI PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780956873842
USD $75.00
| CAN $99

Pub Date: 11/15/2015
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Goldstruck: A Life Shaped by Jewellery

GOLDSTRUCK: A LIFE SHAPED BY JEWELLERY

By Stephen Webster. Foreword by Tracey Emin. Photographs by Rankin and Amelia Troubridge.

HENI PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780956873897
USD $225.00
| CAN $300

Pub Date: 4/15/2017
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Maharam Agenda

MAHARAM AGENDA

By Michael Maharam.

LARS MüLLER PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9783037781876
USD $65.00
| CAN $85

Pub Date: 11/4/2011
Out of print | Not available


Bulgari: 125 Years of Italian Magnificence

BULGARI: 125 YEARS OF ITALIAN MAGNIFICENCE

By Amanda Triossi.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857208305
USD $95.00
| CAN $120

Pub Date: 7/5/2011
Active | Out of stock


Glass from Finland in the Bischofberger Collection

GLASS FROM FINLAND IN THE BISCHOFBERGER COLLECTION

Edited by Kaisa Koivisto, Pekka Korvenmaa.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857227610
USD $75.00
| CAN $95

Pub Date: 10/6/2015
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Napoleone Martinuzzi

NAPOLEONE MARTINUZZI

By Marino Barovier.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857221403
USD $100.00
| CAN $130

Pub Date: 10/14/2014
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A World Of Belts

A WORLD OF BELTS

By Anne Leurquin.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788884918659
USD $75.00
| CAN $95

Pub Date: 11/30/2004
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Italian Art Ceramics

ITALIAN ART CERAMICS

Edited by Valerio Terraroli, Paola Franceschini.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788876246869
USD $80.00
| CAN $100

Pub Date: 5/8/2007
Active | Out of stock


Paolo Venini and His Furnace

PAOLO VENINI AND HIS FURNACE

By Marino Barovier, Carla Sonego.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857233543
USD $85.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 9/26/2017
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Twentieth-Century Jewellery

TWENTIETH-CENTURY JEWELLERY

By Alba Cappellieri.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788861305328
USD $85.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 10/12/2010
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Tomaso Buzzi At Venini

TOMASO BUZZI AT VENINI

Edited by Marino Barovierr.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857222479
USD $90.00
| CAN $115

Pub Date: 4/21/2015
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Fulvio Bianconi at Venini

FULVIO BIANCONI AT VENINI

Edited by Marino Barovier, Carla Sonego.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857230085
USD $80.00
| CAN $100

Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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