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Josiah Wedgwood & the Potter’s Arts
Keith A. McLeod, James R. Boyle, & Gaye Blake Roberts (ed). The potters in Staffordshire, England, developed their arts & their production continuously so that their craft evolved into a worldwide industry & trade. The essays in this volume celebrate the Staffordshire potters, particularly Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795). Includes articles on: the idea that his fame rests with his being the greatest inventor in the history of pottery; reflections on the Greek origins of “Etruscan” pottery & Etruria; analyzes the collaboration of George Stubbs & Josiah Wedgwood; shows how Wedgwood used his London showroom to attract the patronage & business of the upper class; explores the influence of Sir William Hamilton on spreading the knowledge of antiquities among potters & the public, & many more. Illustrated
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