Pottery, Politics, Art

Pottery, Politics, Art

Author: Richard D. Mohr

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252027892

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 225

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Understanding the passions fueling three of America's most provocative potters Pottery, Politics, Art uses the medium of clay to explore the nature of spectacle, bodies, and boundaries. The book analyzes the sexual and social obsessions of three of America's most intense potters, artists who used the liminal potentials of clay to explore the horrors and delights of our animal selves. The book revives from undeserved obscurity the far-southern Illinois potting brothers Cornwall and Wallace Kirkpatrick (1814-90, 1828-96) and examines the significance of the haunting, witty, and grotesque wares of the brothers' Anna Pottery (1859-96). The book then traces the Kirkpatricks' decisive influence on a central figure in the American arts and crafts movement, George Ohr (1857-1918), known as "the Mad Potter of Biloxi" and arguably America's greatest potter. Finally, the book gives a new reading to Ohr's contorted yet lyrical and ecstatic works. Abundant full-color and black-and-white photographs illustrate this remarkable art, with images of many Kirkpatrick and Ohr works being published here for the first time.
Pottery, Politics, Art
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Richard D. Mohr, George E. Ohr
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Understanding the passions fueling three of America's most provocative potters Pottery, Politics, Art uses the medium of clay to explore the nature of spectacle, bodies, and boundaries. The book analyzes the sexual and social obsessions of three of America's most intense potters, artists who used the liminal potentials of clay
The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: Carol Crown, Cheryl Rivers, Charles Reagan Wilson
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-03 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern
George Ohr
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Ellen J. Lippert
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-08 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

The late nineteenth-century Biloxi potter, George Ohr, was considered an eccentric in his time but has emerged as a major figure in American art since the discovery of thousands of examples of his work in the 1960s. Currently, Ohr is celebrated as a solitary genius who foreshadowed modern art movements.
Makers
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Janet Koplos, Bruce Metcalf
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-31 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Here is the first comprehensive survey of modern craft in the United States. Makers follows the development of studio craft--objects in fiber, clay, glass, wood, and metal--from its roots in nineteenth-century reform movements to the rich diversity of expression at the end of the twentieth century. More than four hundred
American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Language: en
Pages: 99
Authors: Patti Carr Black
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius is a major initiative by the National Endowment for the Arts, chaired by poet Dana Gioia. The project is designed to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy. The exhibit, "American Masters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast," is part