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Rookwood & the Industry of Art Women Culture & Commerce, 1880-1913 by: Nancy Elizabeth Owen
Rookwood & the Industry of Art Women Culture & Commerce, 1880-1913 by: Nancy Elizabeth Owen
Rookwood and the Industry of Art by: Nancy E. Owen
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Author: Nancy E. Owen
Binding: Soft Cover
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 336
Size: 7 x 9.5 in.

Product Code: SO-ING-2001-0821413384-X1

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From the Publisher
"Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati - the largest, longest-lasting, and arguably most important producer of American art pottery - reflected the country's cultural and commercial milieux in the production, marketing, and consumption of its products." "Rookwood and the Industry of Art is a critical appreciation of Rookwood's rise to its commerical pinnacle, assessing the labor practices and production of ceramic ware as a way to explore anxiety about women's roles outside the home as well as about industrialization, immigration, and urbanization."--BOOK JACKET.
Editorial Reviews
>From Library Journal
Academic theses are written for three audiences: the committee passing judgment on the candidate, present and future researchers, and the inquiring public. Owen (American art and women's studies, Northwestern) aims her book squarely at the first two audiences. This is not to say that general readers will not find the 237 pages rewarding, but they may be dismayed that 98 thorough pages of index, footnotes, and bibliography are balanced by a mere 12 color plates of indifferent quality. In analyzing the history of artistic pottery, copious illustrations would certainly help readers gain a sense of the pots produced and how they differed from the mechanical output of the larger commercial concerns of the era. This distinction is crucial to understanding Rookwood and its birth in the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century. The heart of Owen's investigation lies in her dissection of the role of cultured and wealthy women in elevating the unglamorous, workaday world of the ceramic industry into an avenue of artistic expression and of the role of Rookwood Pottery in furthering American interest in the Arts and Crafts movement. As such, her book will be of interest to large academic collections only. David McClelland, Philadelphia
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