Eva Zeisel: Designer for Industry
By Martin P. Eidelberg (Author)
Catalogue for a fifty-year retrospective celebrating the gracefully whimsical work of notable industrial designer and ceramicist, Eva Zeisel. Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by Le Chateau Dufresne, Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The cover image, one of the most iconic photographs of Zeisel's designs, is a nested stack of white Hallcraft/Century bowls and platters (1957) - so reminiscent of Harold Edgerton's famous shots capturing a milk drop as it strikes another layer of milk. Softcover, profusely illustrated in b/w and color with 150+ images of Zeisel's beautiful organic and modernist product designs. 4to, 12" x 9", 119 pp., profusely illustrated with 150+ b/w and color plates of the artist's beautiful organic and modernist product designs. Preface by Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., essays by Martin Eidelberg (with Derek Ostergard & Jennifer Toher) and by the artist Eva Zeisel ("On Becoming a Designer"). Bibliography of articles about/by Zeisel, exhibition checklist and list of marks at the back.
Considered the bible for those interested in Zeisel's work and learning more about her remarkable life.