Handmade Culture: Raku Potters, Patrons, and Tea Practitioners in Japan

by Morgan Pitelka (Author)

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Handmade Culture: Raku Potters, Patrons, and Tea Practitioners in Japan

by Morgan Pitelka (Author)

Handmade Culture is the first comprehensive and cohesive study in any language to examine Raku, one of Japan’s most famous arts and a pottery technique practiced around the world. More than a history of ceramics, this innovative work considers four centuries of cultural invention and reinvention during times of both political stasis and socioeconomic upheaval. It combines scholarly erudition with an accessible story through its lively and lucid prose and its generous illustrations. The author’s own experiences as the son of a professional potter and a historian inform his unique interdisciplinary approach, manifested particularly in his sensitivity to both technical ceramic issues and theoretical historical concerns.

Product details

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press (October 31, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0824829700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0824829704
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces

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