This book is a treasury of technical, cultural and artistic information. The author augments his comprehensive account of the history of porcelain, from its invention in the ancient Orient to 20th century Europe, with a discussion of the techniques of porcelain making and its complementary art, porcelain painting. In addition to photographs of all styles and periods of porcelain, the volume presents quantities of useful facts in the form of readily understood illustrated charts an tables. Here is an intelligent compendium of information on all aspects of porcelain that is also an absorbing account of a fascinating subject.
335 pp., 81 illus. (16 in colour), 95 drawings, 8 maps, 15 tables, notes, glossary, bibliogr., index.
London: Barrie & Jenkins 1969
New York: Praeger 1969.