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World of Japanese Ceramics Paperback – 1 Jun 1983

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Product details

  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc; New edition edition (Jun. 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087011557X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870115578
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 18.3 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,271,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I have been reading an older version of this book and find it very informative on most, if not all, of the techniques used by the modern and ancient potters of Japan. It starts off with a history of Japanese pottery and the influences on it. The range of making techniques from small pinch pots to large coil thrown pots is inspiring. When I have read a chapter I can not wait to try out the ideas mentioned and too quickly come up with more ideas to try. The glazing and decorating chapters give some recipe’s used by the Japanese and Korean’s potters and is really informative. There are techniques and result that I have not seen explained so well, anywhere else. This gives the practical side of the craft that will let you grow and learn and more importantly understand The World of Japanese Pottery.
If I had to choose just one book on pottery it would be this one
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I have read this book a number of times and find it very informative on most, if not all, of the techniques used by the modern and ancient potters of Japan. It sheds light on the history of Japanese ceramics and the influences on it. The range of making techniques from small pinch pots to large coil thrown pots is inspiring. The glazing and decorating chapters give some recipe’s used by the Japanese and Korean’s potters and is really informative. There are techniques and result that have been explained well. This book gives the practical side of the craft that will let you grow and learn and more importantly understand The World of Japanese Pottery.
If I had to choose just one book on pottery it would be this one
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One of my treasure books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! 11 Sept. 2008
By J. Ward - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The hundreds of photos in this book speak thousands of words. It's a complete resource for a wide audience. The text provides a flowing documentary and informative overview of the historical and modern Japanese ceramic world. The technical information for the potter, including glaze formulas, glaze color chart, firing temperature, and the American equivalents of Japanese glaze compositions is extensive. Students of art history will find valuable material concerning the production techniques of ancient Oriental wares. This book is the most extensive and complete, with the most photos, of any book I've found so far on Japanese ceramics.
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3.0 out of 5 stars the best 1 Jun. 2001
By Dan J McKinnon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
For any student of ceramics, especially Japanese ceramics, this book is an absolute must. The big problem is that it is now out of print and difficult to find, but the search was well worth it .. great photo's of many classic shapes and forms.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Historical & Information Rich 22 April 2014
By AllTheSh0pping - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A gem of a book, packed full of historical information, methods, and details about the craft. If you are looking for an information rich book on the subject, this is a great place to begin.
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