Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics

The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection

Garth Clark and Cindi Strauss; With Glenn Adamson, Mark Del Vecchio, Ezra Shales, and Jorunn Veiteberg

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March 27, 2012
496 pages, 9 1/2 x 12
702 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300169973
Cloth

Published in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

As gallerists and collectors, Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio have helped shape the field of ceramics by expanding notions of the medium's possibilities. This comprehensive catalogue features, for the first time in its entirety, their esteemed collection of ceramics, acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2007. These 478 works, produced by leading artists from more than twenty countries, range from functional wares and modern vessels to sculptural works and postmodern objects. Together, they represent major shifts in the techniques and aesthetics of ceramics from the mid-20th century to the present day.

In compelling essays, Clark and Del Vecchio relate their experiences in building the collection, while other scholars examine the various facets of contemporary ceramics. With detailed entries on 125 featured works, an illustrated checklist of the collection, and artists' biographies, this book promises to be a touchstone reference.

Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio are collectors, scholars, authors, and gallerists. Cindi Strauss is curator of modern and contemporary decorative arts and design, and assistant director of programming, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston(03/04/12–06/03/12)

“The breadth and quality of the collection and the detailed entries accompanying roughly a quarter of the works make this volume an effective update and expansion of Clark’s American Ceramics: 1876- the Present…Recommended.”—Choice
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