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Heath Ceramics: The Complexity of Simplicity Hardcover – December 14, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (December 14, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811855600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811855600
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.9 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #849,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Amos Klausner has been director of the San Francisco chapter of the AIGA and is currently an independent curator and writer.

Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic are the owners of Heath Ceramics, whose traditions they bring to a new generation of households and architects.

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I have it in my coffee table!
christiebarbato
It gives the reader an appreciation of how the multi-faceted potter Edith Heath brought classic design into the home through her ceramics.
Ann Putalik
I recommend this book to anyone even remotely interested in ceramics.
James Carrick

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jane on December 28, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The book for anyone with a passion for Edith Heath's designs as well as people interested in ceramics from the 40s until today. What the book lacks is a catalog of Heath's ceramic designs. But this shortcoming is not a big deal. What this wonderfully designed and produced book boasts is the vision of a singular woman who will forever be a part of the design landscape. The book is an absolute steal at the amazon.com price. Dense editorials, fantastic photography. A beautiful tribute.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James Carrick on December 13, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Finally, a respectable book on Edith Heath! Klausner's work really stands out in the small but discerning crowd of Heathophiles. The more I tuck into this extraordinary book the more I become fascinated by the miraculous and timeless techniques of the House of Heath. I recommend this book to anyone even remotely interested in ceramics.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ann Putalik on December 30, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Definitely not a "coffee table" dust collector but a book that I have spent many pleasant hours enjoying. It gives the reader an appreciation of how the multi-faceted potter Edith Heath brought classic design into the home through her ceramics. This book is a wonderful addition to my library and it makes gift giving easy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Marks on May 3, 2011
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I lived in Marin County, California for over 20 years, and my ex and I bought a fair amount of Heathware ceramics. I still have my share of those pieces and I can't recommend this book highly enough! The writing is fantastic, and the story is such an important example of fine art in California in the 1950's, all the way until current times...

I sit down fairly often during my evening reading time, and choose this book, and I'm never disappointed by the story, the pictures, the history... I can't imagine not having this special volume, and this particular story of California and Heath Ceramics. Anyone interested in California ceramics and/or art, will fully appreciate it, I promise.
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By christiebarbato on September 7, 2013
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Beautiful and inspiring book! Loved the quality of cover and pictures! I have it in my coffee table! I recommend!
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