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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
Condition: Good Hardcover
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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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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.


Wonderful full-page colour photographs. . . . Will be welcomed by all who have admired and appreciated the utilitarian pieces and sculptural vessel forms Karen has produced during her distinguished career over 60 years as one of the USA's foremost potters.--The Log Book

Filled with high-quality images spanning 60 years of [Karnes's] work. After reading the book, you will understand why she is commonly referred to as the 'grandmother of American ceramics.'--AmericanStyle

An excellent read for art biographies and art libraries in general, highly recommended.--The Midwest Book Review

Fascinating. . . . Thoughtful, intimate, and clear descriptions of the individual phases and turning points in Karnes's life. . . . A pleasurable read and an excellent resource for learning about contemporary American ceramics. . . . Recommended.--Choice

A beautiful, fascinating look at [Karen Karnes].--The Chronicle

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