April 10, 2006 - NSCAD University Press - New Publication
April 10, 2006

New Publication

Ceramic Millennium: Critical Writings on Ceramic History, Theory, and Art
edited by Garth Clark

Paperback, 432 pages, 140 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-45-3
NSCAD University Press
(902) 494-8221 / thepress [​at​] nscad.ns.ca


Over a period of twenty years, the Ceramic Arts Foundation (CAF) and its affiliates have presented eight conferences of the International Ceramics Symposium (ICS). Dedicated to raising the standards of art history and criticism in ceramics, these events have taken place in Syracuse, New York City, Kansas City, Toronto, London and Amsterdam. They have fundamentally changed the approach of ceramics to its modern history, scholarship and criticism.

Syracuse University hosted the first symposium in 1979 in conjunction with the groundbreaking exhibition, A Century of Ceramics in the United States 1878-1978, at the Everson Museum of Art. It opened with a keynote address by one of the 20th centurys greatest art critics, Clement Greenberg. The last symposium, Ceramic Millennium: Leadership Congress for the Ceramic Arts, took place in Amsterdam in 1999, attracting 3,500 participants and 65 national delegations while inspiring a Europe-wide arts festival involving 73 museums and galleries.

Noted ceramics scholar Garth Clark, CAFs founding director, has compiled a significant selection of conference papers that explore and define the concerns, values and historical narratives that have gradually shaped the more confident face of ceramics today. What is most remarkable about this assembly of thoughtful voices is how their discussions remain so relevant and readable in the 21st century. Contributors range from mainstream art and design writers, such as Greenberg, Paul Greenhalgh and George Woodman, to the finest specialty writers on ceramics, including Philip Rawson, Edmund DeWaal, Gabi DeWald, Léopold Foulem, Tanya Harrod, Susan Tunick, Janet Koplos and Garth Clark.

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design was established in 1972 as a vehicle to publish books by and about leading contemporary artists. Between 1972 and 1987, twenty six titles by such artists as Michael Snow, Steve Reich, Gerhard Richter and Yvonne Rainer were published. Re-launched in 2002, the NSCAD Press will once again establish the university as a source for the publishing of primary documents and scholarly works in the fields of contemporary art, craft and design.
Also Available:
Martha Rosler, 3 works
Paperback, 103 pages, 49 duo-tones, ISBN: 0-919616-46-1
Modernism and Modernity: The Vancouver Conference Papers, edited by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Serge Guilbaut, and David Solkin.
Paperback, 295 pages, 43 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-41-0
Artist Talk: 1969-1977, edited by Peggy Gale
Paperback, 385 pages, 12 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-40-2.
Complete Writings 1959-1975, by Donald Judd.
Paperback, 240 pages, 300 bw illustrations, ISBN: 0-919616-42-9
Raw Notes, by Claes Oldenburg.
Paperback, 554 pages, 53 bw plates, ISBN: 0-919616-43-7

NSCAD University Press
Tel: (902) 494-8221 Fax: (902) 425-2420


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Tel: (212) 627-1999 Fax: (212) 627-9484


The NSCAD University Press recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Tourism and Culture. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Cultural Division to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.

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