Urban Potters

Makers in the City

Author: Katie Treggiden

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419727634

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Clay is back: the age-old craft of ceramics is being embraced by a new generation of urban makers and collectors--and by interior designers. Here, Katie Treggiden explores the con�temporary revival of pottery, focusing on six inspiring cities and their makers. Twenty-five young and passionate ceramicists in New York, London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Sydney, and Sao Paulo introduce us to their work, their studios, and their inspiration. Urban Potters: Makers in the City will appeal to a broad audience--not only to those who practice pottery themselves, but also to anyone interested in the handmade. The book also includes a practical source list of places to buy handmade ceramics in the six cities featured.
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The Creative City

A Toolkit for Urban Innovators

Author: Charles Landry

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781853836138

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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Arrangements for the governance and management of forests have been changing rapidly in recent decades. The post-Rio period has been one of unprecedented re-examination of what the world’s forest resources consist of, who they should belong to, who should
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Brothers in Clay

The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery

Author: John A. Burrison

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820332208

Category: Art

Page: 326

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An illustrated study that tells the story of Georgia's folk pottery tradition, the forces that shaped it, and the families and artisans who continue to keep it alive provides a new preface that summarizes the past decade of southern folk pottery. Reprint.
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Class and State in Ancien Regime France

The Road to Modernity?

Author: David Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134777388

Category: History

Page: 368

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Class and State in Early Modern France explores the economic, social, ideological and political foundations of French Absolutism. David Parker's challenging interpretation presents French Absolutism as a remarkably successful attempt to preserve the political and ideological structures of the traditional order. This reassessment runs contrary to much revisionist historiography, rejecting the widespread tendency to treat French Absolutism either as an instrument of capitalism or political modernisation. It also discusses a number of contentious issues such as the agrarian foundations of capitalism, the relationship between class and status, as well as the structure and ideology of the absolute state itself. It will be of interest to early modern historians of France, Britain and Europe.
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Early Modern Italy

A Social History

Author: Christopher Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134611285

Category: History

Page: 304

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Early Modern Italy is a fascinating survey of society in Italy from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries - the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Covering the whole of the Peninsula from the Venetian Republic, to Florence, through to Naples it shows how the huge economic, cultural and social divides of the period still affect the stability of present day united Italy. This is an essential guide to one of the most vibrant yet tempestuous periods of Italian history.
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The Byzantine Economy

Author: Angeliki E. Laiou,Cécile Morrisson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139465759

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This is a concise survey of the economy of the Byzantine Empire from the fourth century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Organised chronologically, the book addresses key themes such as demography, agriculture, manufacturing and the urban economy, trade, monetary developments, and the role of the state and ideology. It provides a comprehensive overview of the economy with an emphasis on the economic actions of the state and the productive role of the city and non-economic actors, such as landlords, artisans and money-changers. The final chapter compares the Byzantine economy with the economies of western Europe and concludes that the Byzantine economy was one of the most successful examples of a mixed economy in the pre-industrial world. This is the only concise general history of the Byzantine economy and will be essential reading for students of economic history, Byzantine history and medieval history more generally.
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Cities of Others

Reimagining Urban Spaces in Asian American Literature

Author: Xiaojing Zhou

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295805420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Asian American literature abounds with complex depictions of American cities as spaces that reinforce racial segregation and prevent interactions across boundaries of race, culture, class, and gender. However, in Cities of Others, Xiaojing Zhou uncovers a much different narrative, providing the most comprehensive examination to date of how Asian American writers - both celebrated and overlooked - depict urban settings. Zhou goes beyond examining popular portrayals of Chinatowns by paying equal attention to life in other parts of the city. Her innovative and wide-ranging approach sheds new light on the works of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese American writers who bear witness to a variety of urban experiences and reimagine the American city as other than a segregated nation-space. Drawing on critical theories on space from urban geography, ecocriticism, and postcolonial studies, Zhou shows how spatial organization shapes identity in the works of Sui Sin Far, Bienvenido Santos, Meena Alexander, Frank Chin, Chang-rae Lee, Karen Tei Yamashita, and others. She also shows how the everyday practices of Asian American communities challenge racial segregation, reshape urban spaces, and redefine the identity of the American city. From a reimagining of the nineteenth-century flaneur figure in an Asian American context to providing a framework that allows readers to see ethnic enclaves and American cities as mutually constitutive and transformative, Zhou gives us a provocative new way to understand some of the most important works of Asian American literature.
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Weaving

Contemporary Makers

Author: Katie Treggiden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781419733802

Category:

Page: 240

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Weaving is an ancient craft with a fascinating history, and one that keeps evolving. Today it is being adopted and reinvented by makers in cities all over the world. From rugs and wall hangings to artistic installations and subversive interventions, contemporary expressions of the craft are as diverse as they are numerous. A feast for the eye, this book celebrates contemporary weaving and its makers, presenting a carefully curated selection of weavers alongside a rare glimpse into their worlds. In six in-depth and thematic essays, design expert and journalist Katie Treggiden explores the craft, its history, and the many faces of its current revival.
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