The Last Sane Man: Michael Cardew: Modern Pots, Colonialism, and the CountercultureDe (autor) Tanya Harrod
en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – 28 Sep 2012
Along with historians of Empire and civil rights, and art and design historians, readers with a general interest in British cultural history will want to read this book.
Tanya Harrod is an independent design historian, the author of the prize-winning The Crafts in Britain in the 20th Century and the co-editor of the Journal of Modern Craft.
"Perceptive [and] impeccably researched . . . .The intensity of Harrod’s lens reveals this ‘grand amateur’ – who never wanted his biography written – as a fascinating and wilful figure, whose life encompassed an incongruous mix of modernism, Empire, craft and self-sufficiency."—Julian Stair, Crafts Magazine
“Tanya Harrod has written the first great biography of a potter . . . a fearless and lucid account of a perplexing potter whose pots are among the most iconic of the 20th century.” —Mark Hewitt, Ceramics Monthly
Winner of the 2013 James Tait Black Prizes for Biography, sponsored by the University of Edinburgh.
“A remarkably full, eloquent , and even-keeled account.”—Christopher Benfey, New Republic
Shortlisted for the 2013 Art Book Prize given by the Authors' Club to the best book on art or architecture.