Hardback 352pp Illustrated 277x215mm
9780812235548   Product Code: 11815
Pottery-making is one of the oldest of human activities, and can be traced back to the Stone Age. This comprehensive history charts its technological and stylistic development from the earliest civilizations of the Middle East, through the classical Mediterranean, the Orient and the Islamic world, to the china of Wedgwood and Meissen. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs throughout, it concludes with an analysis of the use of ceramics as a medium of artistic expression in the present day.