Fired with passion: contemporary Japanese ceramics

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The approximately 150 works included here have been selected from major Japanese institutions and noted Western collections; all are strikingly photographed in full color and represent the greatest modern masterpieces of Japanese ceramic art.

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Contemporary Japanese Ceramics: Fired with Passion

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Lurie, a wealthy New York lawyer, is justifiably proud of his collection of modern Japanese ceramics, and with the help of Chang (director, Dai Ichi Arts), he has produced an opulent picture book that ... Read full review


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Alex Ross has produced more than 1,500 pages of comics material in less than fourteen years-an extraordinary body of work that has earned him every major award in the industry.
Ross was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1970 and eventually settled in Chicago where he attended the American Academy of Art. Among his best-known books are: Marvels, Kingdom Come, Uncle Sam, Earth X, Superman: Peace on Earth, Batman: War on Crime, and JLA: Liberty and Justice.
Chip Kidd is the author and designer of Batman Collected and Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz. His book jacket designs for Alfred A. Knopf helped break new ground in the field, from the late 1980s to the present. The Cheese Monkeys, Kidd's first novel, published in 2001, was a "New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
Geoff Spear has photographed for numerous publications, including "Vogue, "Entertainment Weekly, "GQ, "Newsweek, and the "New York Times. His images have also appeared in national ad campaigns for AT&T, American Express, Citibank, and IBM. His photographs for Batman Collected were chosen for the American Photography annual of the best of 1996.

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