Subtitled for the Japanese market: “What only the Japanese do not understand about the splendor of Japanese modern clay art!", the book was written to awaken Japan to the extraordinary beauty, power, and diversity of this art form that is now collected by over sixty museums in the US alone, the focus of countless exhibitions and passionately acquired by sophisticated collectors around the globe. The extensively illustrated book explores the historic, artistic, economic, and social factors that have effectuated the booming interest abroad in contemporary Japanese ceramics. Published by the Kyoto art publisher Mitsumura Suiko Shoin in 2019, this bilingual volume explores America’s leadership in igniting this global collecting phenomenon.
The first Japanese review of the publication: "A very bold book on modern ceramic art has just been published. Perhaps it is only every 5 or 10 years that such a book arrives that both entertains and inspires ceramic lovers. This is the first essay about Japanese contemporary ceramics by a Western art dealer who is also a Japanese art historian. There is no doubt it will be well worth reading in order to learn the perspectives of an overseas expert." (Yakimono-Plaza.com)
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