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

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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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1st 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 (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #317,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you love the tactile quality of Heath Ceramics, you will want to own this hard to find hardbound version of "Heath Ceramics". This book has many physical design elements which call to mind the delightful quality Heath Ceramics dinnerware and tile. You will love to hold this book in your hand, and enjoy the text and images. It contains hard to find stories of the people involved in designing and manufacturing over the years.

I purchased this book through a private seller after visiting the Heath factory and store in Sausalito, CA.
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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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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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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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