Bernard Leach, Hamada & Their Circle

ISBN: 0714880752
Artist(s): Bernard Leach
Author(s): Tony Birks, Cornelia Wingfield Digby
Format: Hardback
Year published: 1990
Publisher: Phaidon
Publisher Location: Oxford
Total Pages: 192
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white


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Central and essential to an understanding of twentieth-century ceramics is the contribution of the cross-cultural association of Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, who worked together in St Ives in the 1920s. They attracted a great many disciples and friends, including George Wingfield Digby of the Victoria and Albert Museum and his wife Cornelia.

The Wingfield Digby collection of ceramics is known the world over and the section devoted to twentieth-century pottery shows a discrimination in advance of its time.

George Wingfield Digby was one of the best and most influential commentators on the world of pottery, his writings being widely quoted. This beautiful and authoritative book- which includes works by Michael Cardew, Kathleen Pleydell-Bouverie, Nora Braden, William Marshall and Richard Batterham – gives a well rounded picture of a most important movement, illustrating the philosophy of the Leach school and presenting some of the finest pieces from a world-famous collection. 

Written by Tony Birks and Cornelia Wingfield Digby Bernard Leach, Hamada & Their Circle has over 150 illustrations, including 100 colour plates.

In Very Good out of print condition.


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