- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum; 1 edition (March 6, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1606061054
- ISBN-13: 978-1606061053
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Clay's Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, 1956-1968 1st Edition
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Mary Davis MacNaughton, director of the Williamson Gallery and associate professor of art history at Scripps College, has contributed to books on ceramics, includingRevolution in Clay: The Marer Collection of Contemporary Ceramics (University of Washington Press, 1994) and retrospectives on Paul Soldner and David Furman.
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Now, almost as a salute to Price's passing comes this heft and highly informative book CLAY'S TECTONIC SHIFT: JOHN MASON, KEN PRICE, AND PETER VOULKOS. The book describes in words and images how these three giants changed the world view of clay art form the functional format to the purely artistic format of clay for the sake of clay and form for the sake of beauty. Though the manner in which each of these three artists approached clay as a medium, each of them developed strong followings n the art world and their works are valued by museums and collectors alike.
The book is published in context of the PACIFIC STANDARD TIME city wide exhibition this year and the works in this 'catalogue' are the attraction for the exhibition that bears the book's title at Scripps College. Now with the recent passing of Ken Price the book becomes even more of a collectors item. Grady Harp, February 12
Clay’s Tectonic Shift serves as a thorough introduction to the work of John Mason, Ken Price, and Peter Voulkos, and really illustrates how the synergy between these three artists challenged clay’s traditional place in the hierarchy of materials. The essays are seriously academic in their point of view, rather than relying on the numerous myths (however alluring) that surround the work of these artists.