Looking at European Ceramics Author : David Harris Cohen Publisher : Total Pages : 91 Release : 1993 ISBN 10 : 071411734X ISBN 13 : 9780714117348 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Looking at European Ceramics Book Description: What is maiolica? What is the difference between hard-paste and soft-paste porcelain. What is a piatto da pompa? This book offers definitions of these and other terms related to the techniques, processes, and materials used in the making of ceramics in Europe from the Middle Ages throughout the beginning of the twentieth century. Concise and readable explanations of the technical terms most frequently encountered by the museum-goer, accompanied by numerous illustrations of works from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Museum, are presented in an easily portable volume. The fourth in a series of "Looking at" books co-published with the British Museum Press, this guide will be invaluable to all those wishing to increase their understanding and enjoyment of ceramics.