By Held, Peter; Larsen, Jack Lenor; Takaezu, Toshiko
Tracing the creative improvement of well known potter Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011), this masterful learn celebrates and analyzes an artist who held an important position within the post-World conflict II craft stream in the US.
Born in Hawaii of eastern descent in 1922, Takaezu labored actively in clay, fiber, and bronze for over sixty years. stimulated through midcentury modernism, her paintings reworked from useful vessels to summary sculptural types and installations. through the years, persisted to attract on a mixture of japanese and Western innovations and aesthetics, in addition to her love of the wildlife. particularly, Takaezu's vertical closed types grew to become a logo of her paintings, created via a mixture of wheel-throwing and hand-building recommendations that allowed her to develop her vessels vertically and eased the round regulations of the wheel. as well as her paintings, Takaezu used to be well known for her educating, together with 20 years at Princeton University.
This superbly illustrated ebook bargains the 1st scholarly research of Takaezu's lifestyles paintings and contains essays through Paul Smith, director emeritus of the yank Craft Museum, and Janet Koplos, former senior editor of Art in America. Jack Lenor Larsen, a fabric clothier, writer, collector, and suggest of conventional and modern craftsmanship, offers a foreword.