Frans Wildenhain 1950-75: Creative and Commercial American Ceramics at Mid-Century

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Frans Wildenhain 1950-75: Creative and Commercial American Ceramics at Mid-Century by Bruce A. Austin with photography by A. Sue Weisler and essays by Jonathan Clancy and Becky Simmons, is an in-depth analysis of Frans Wildenhain and his role in mid-century studio ceramics, university education in handcrafts and his innovative and entrepreneurial role in merchandizing crafts.

 

Product Details
  • Hard cover with dust jacket, 10" x 9"

  • 256 pages, 20+ black & white archival photos

  • More than 150 original color photos

  • ISBN 978-0-615-64527-8

  • Publication Date: August 15, 2012

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About the Artist
Rochester Institute of Technology
Director of RIT Press

Bruce Austin is Director of RIT Press, the Institute's scholarly book publishing enterprise. His academic training is in mediated communication. Before coming to the Press, he was Professor and Chair of the Department (now School) of Communication for 15 years. Bruce Austin was curator for the RIT exhibit "The American Arts & Crafts Movement in Western New York, 1900-1920" as well as the "Frans Wildenhain, 1950-75" exhibition at Bevier Gallery and Dyer Art Center. His writing ranges from scholarly research on the audiences for theatrical motion pictures to journalistic reporting on antiques for a number of periodicals.