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The Invisible Core - A Potters Life and Thoughts - 1973 - by Marguerite
Wildehain - 1st edition|
Condition: Nice collector condition
Notes: This early monograph has a nice selection of this important artist's work---there are approximately 52 illustrated drawings and pots in black and white featured in this hardback book. Included in the 207 pages of "The Invisible Core, A Potter's Life and Thoughts" has the following 20 chapters: Introduction, Early Years, The Bauhaus, First Challenges, Nature As a Source of Inspiration, Emigration, San Francisco and Oakland, The Pursuit of Excellence in Art Education, Pond farm 1942, A Trip, Building Up the School, Silence, Creative Freedom and Integrity, My Challenge to the Schools, Vision in Art, Summer School, Community of Craftsmen, External Pressures, My Search in Peru and Statement. This reference will provide the serious pottery collector with a great knowledge base for the serious collector of Marguerite Wildenhain art. She is without a doubt one of the "giant killers" of the American Movement, who influenced countless students in her very detailed approach to working with clay at the legendary Pond Farm Workshops. Her early history with some of the important artists in Europe, such as Marcks, Kandinsky, Feininger, Moholy-Nagy and Krehan just gives the reader the worldly perspective of this important artist/teacher and her history and impact on world ceramics. The book is in nice condition. Hardback with dust jacket and mylar cover. Early ink inscription on inside cover page to previous owner (who was one of F. Carlton Ball's ceramic students).
Price: $38 plus shipping