FROM OUR NATIVE CLAY ART POTTERY FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE
AMERICAN CERAMIC ARTS SOCIETY University of Virginia Library NK4007 .
F76 1987 ARTS , OVER From our native clay : art pot MARTIN EIDELBERG MX ...
Author: American Ceramic Arts Society
Ironically, it was the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century that made the concept of art pottery possible. For the most part, this body of work was produced in reaction to industry's domination of production techniques, taste, and design. The various labels of "Art Pottery," "Art Furniture," "Art Metal," etc., have their origin in mid-nineteenth century England, where Summerly's Art Manufactures, an early experiment in enlisting artists to design for industry, was perhaps the first to use the "art" prefix. But even more important was John Ruskin, who condemned artistic objects made by machines as "worthless." He was repelled by the precision and repetition of industrial production. For him, beauty lay in the variations created by the hand of an artist or craftsman. -- Introduction.
In support of Clay's strong feeling that impressment was now the major cause of
war, he attacked it from two ... The naturalized subject could serve his native
sovereign if he returned on his own, Clay contended, but his primitive sovereign
Author: Quentin Scott King
Any biography of Henry Clay's 46 year political career quickly becomes entangled with his monumental, though youthful, political leadership of the War Hawks in urging the Madison Administration to arm the United States for war with Great Britain. He continued to advise in the war's progress and ended by being one of the five distinguished Americans to treat for peace with a difficult team of mediocre British envoys. There has been no detailed treatment of his major role in this early American war until this present work.