Classical Wedgwood Designs Author:Carol Macht This book is for anyone who loves fine china, every collector of Wedgwood, and everyone interested in the classic revival of the Eighteenth Century. — Josiah Wedgwood was a great craftsman whose work reflects the revival of classicism which swept England during hi s lifetime. Here Carol Macht deals with the sources he used for the classical desi... more »gns of his famous jasper ware pieces, and his adaptations of those sources. Her scholarly research shows that while many of them were original Greek and Roman works, some also were Renaissance or Eighteenth Century forgeries. Wedgwood usually modified the originals to comform with the morals and manners of his time, and the designs show the influence of the three basic artistic tendencies of the era, the Rococo, Neo-classicism, and moralizing sentimentalism.
Here, also, there is information about the actual physical techniques used in producing Wedgwood ware. This readable, profusely illustrated book is for all who care about the history of the decorative arts.« less