Seeing Things: Collected Writing on Art, Craft and Design
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Alison Britton’s collected writings review the unstable place of craft in the spectrum of art and design. The texts included in Seeing Things reveal ceramics, her central concern, as an exploratory field that reflects on itself, in dialogue with many other areas of inquiry such as gender and cultural studies. Britton, one of today’s leading ceramicists and an adroit and incisive writer, has chosen a range of her own texts from essays to book reviews and interviews, all of which demonstrate a continuing desire to test the boundaries of her practice. Her sensibility to formal concerns and to the evolution of ideas about objects over the past 30 years makes this book essential reading not only for fellow ceramicists but for anyone interested in the role of materiality and making in the wider cultural field.
170 × 230 mm, 240 pp.
Softcover, full colour