Kevin A. Hluch
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
American iPottery is a survey of two hundred fifty-six potters with over three thousand gallery and interactive images plus fifty-seven rotatable three-dimensional images. The gallery images expand to fill the iPad screen. The interactive images provide a detailed captioned look at particular aspects of the artists’ pottery. Email links and website links are provided. Each potter has an artist’s statement and brief autobiographical text. This book may be useful to collectors, teachers and students interested in contemporary American pottery. Eight hundred twenty-six pages.
Eye candy galore!
Great for anyone interested in contemporary pottery.
The 3-dimensional images are neat. Not the best technically, but being able to spin the pot upside down is worth the minor flaws.
A must purchase for all budding potters and collectors!
This book has pretty pictures of splendid ceramic pieces, but that’s easy to find in abundance online and in may books with much more content. For the rest, it’s a series of artists statements that are basically the ones you’ll find on their websites. The surfaces of the photos are marked with pretty random arrow designations that could have been informative and are in some cases (“engobe”, “underglaze”) but are often annoyingly silly (“touch”, “process" [??], “edge”), and I was really disappointed that there’s only the sketchiest description of process. It also has lots of contact information for each artist (also easily found online free) so that the effect is that I’m reading a somewhat annoying product catalogue.
I rarely give negative reviews, and this isn’t terribly expensive, but I could have purchased some Mason stains instead. It’s a ripoff, sorry, and doesn’t reflect well on the wonderful artists featured. Will try to figure out how to return it.
Absolutely amazing and useful
I am a 7th grader and am doing an art project on various ceramic artists. I was browsing the I tunes store for a great book as my resource. And I found one! This book is amazing it talks about many talented artists in the techniques that they use in their pieces. The visuals are amazing it gives a 360° view of the artworks! It has great captions with lots of information. After the project my art teacher asked what book I used, I showed her this book and she was absolutely stunned! She said that she would show it to her students for the next year, to use for the same project. This book is a life saver and I hope that you have the chance to read it and look at the hundreds of hundreds of pictures!