Majolica Mania

Transnational Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915

Edited by Susan Weber, with Catherine Arbuthnott, Jo Briggs, Eleanor Hughes, Earl Martin, and Laura Microulis

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May 26, 2020
888 pages, 9 1/2 x 12
1,200 color + b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300251043
2-Volume Boxed Set

Distributed for Bard Graduate Center

Colorful, wildly imaginative, and technically innovative, majolica was functional and aesthetic ceramic ware. Its subject matter reflects a range of 19th-century preoccupations, from botany and zoology to popular humor and the macabre. Majolica Mania examines the medium’s considerable impact, from wares used in domestic settings to monumental pieces at the World’s Fairs. Essays by international  experts address the extensive output of the originators and manufacturers in England—including Minton, Wedgwood, and George Jones—and the migration of English craftsmen to the U.S. New research including information on important American makers in New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia is also featured. Fully illustrated, the book is enlivened by new photography of pieces from major museums and private collections in the U.S. and Great Britain.

Susan Weber is director and founder of the Bard Graduate Center.


Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
(April 27–August 9, 2020)

Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York
(September 25, 2020–January 3, 2021)
Thomas Jeckyll
Architect and Designer, 1827–1881

Susan Weber Soros and Catherine Arbuthnott

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E. W. Godwin
Aesthetic Movement Architect and Designer

Edited by Susan Weber Soros

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The Secular Furniture of E. W. Godwin
with Catalogue Raisonné

Susan Weber Soros

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James 'Athenian' Stuart
The Rediscovery of Antiquity

Susan Weber Soros

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Knoll Textiles, 1945-2010

Edited by Earl Martin; With essays by Paul Makovsky, Bobbye

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The Independent Eye
Contemporary British Art from the Collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie

Edited by Eleanor Hughes and Angus Trumble

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