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A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes

Mark Shapiro

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ISBN 10: 0807834270 / ISBN 13: 9780807834275
Published by The University of North Carolina Press, 2010
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Title: A Chosen Path: The Ceramic Art of Karen ...

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st New edition.

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Renowned ceramic artist Karen Karnes has created some of the most iconic pottery of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The body of work she has produced in her more than sixty years in the studio is remarkable for its depth, personal voice, and consistent innovation. Many of her pieces defy category, invoking body and landscape, pottery and sculpture, male and female, hand and eye. Equally compelling are Karnes's experiences in some of the most significant cultural settings of her generation: from the worker-owned cooperative housing of her childhood, to Brooklyn College under modernist Serge Chermayeff, to North Carolina's avant-garde Black Mountain College, to the Gate Hill Cooperative in Stony Point, New York, which Karnes helped establish as an experiment in integrating art, life, family, and community. This book, designed to accompany an exhibit of Karnes's works organized by Peter Held, curator of ceramics for the Arizona State University Art Museum's Ceramic Research Center, offers a comprehensive look at the life and work of Karnes. Edited by highly regarded studio potter Mark Shapiro, it combines essays by leading critics and scholars with color reproductions of more than sixty of her works, providing new perspectives for understanding the achievements of this extraordinary artist. |Renowned ceramic artist Karen Karnes has created some of the most iconic pottery of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The body of work she has produced in her more than sixty years in the studio is remarkable for its depth, personal voice, and consistent innovation. This book offers a comprehensive look at the life and work of Karnes. Edited by highly regarded studio potter Mark Shapiro, it combines essays by leading critics and scholars with color reproductions of more than sixty of her works, providing new perspectives for understanding the achievements of this extraordinary artist.

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Ceramics aren't just Art for the past, they have a place in the present and future as well "A Chosen path: The Ceramic Art of Karen Karnes" analyzes the career of Karen Karnes as she has taken pottery and kept it a force in the art world, using her work to tell a story and deliver a message in ways one never thought possible with pottery. With a blend of both black and white and full color photos throughout, Karnes career is followed well, making "A Chosen Path" an excellent read for art biographies and art libraries in general, highly recommended.

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