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Color and Fire [electronic resource]: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000

LA City Museum of Art
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Produced in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's exhibition of the same name, this lively program explores the evolution of late-20th-century ceramics. Using interviews and myriad examples of their works, leading figures in the field, including Ruth Duckworth, Wayne Higby, John Mason, Ron Nagle, Otto Natzler, Richard Shaw, and Peter Voulkos, discuss such major themes as Abstract Expressionism, Funk, vessels, form and function, and the debate over the decorative arts versus the fine arts.
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51 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Defining moments in studio ceramics, 1950-2000
  • Drawn to Ceramics (3:17)
  • Nature of Clay (5:02)
  • Ruth Duckworth (2:14)
  • Peter Voulkos (4:06)
  • Changing Times (4:25)
  • Funk (5:09)
  • Teaching and Learning (2:37)
  • Lively Ideas and Forms (8:59)
  • Art Debate (7:37)
  • Cultural and Historical Influence (3:02)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2000.
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29891 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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