A comprehensive overview of an extraordinary gift of 125 modern and contemporary ceramics from Robert A. Ellison Jr.'s private collection to The Met in honor of the Museum’s 150th anniversary. This book highlights the myriad approaches embraced by artists who have challenged the long history of clay and its reliance on the potter’s wheel—from slight deviations of traditional vessel forms to deconstructions that reject utility and exploit the boundless experimentation that clay affords. Mid-twentieth-century work by artists Axel Salto, Ken Price, Toshiko Takaezu, Katherine Choy, Peter Voulkos, and Win Ng are seen alongside contemporary creations by Aneta Regel, Kathy Butterly, Syd Carpenter, and Lynda Benglis—artists who continue to expand the possibilities of the medium.
Hardcover, 271 pages. Measures 10” x 12”. Published by August Editions, 2021. Written by Adrienne Spinozzi. Contributions by Glenn Adamson and Robert A. Ellison.