WorldCat Identities

Birks, Tony

Overview
Works: 51 works in 273 publications in 7 languages and 5,988 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: TT920, 738.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Tony Birks
 
Most widely held works by Tony Birks
The complete potter's companion by Tony Birks( Book )

44 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the techniques, equipment, and materials of pottery making includes advice on shaping, turning, finishing, glazing, and firing pottery
Art of the modern potter by Tony Birks( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Coper by Tony Birks( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucie Rie by Tony Birks( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth Duckworth : Modernist sculptor by Jo Lauria( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a career spanning more than six decades, Ruth Duckworth has created an immense and important body of work. Her ambition, intensity, and defiance of convention have governed her personal journey - fleeing from Nazi Germany to England at the outset of World War II, and settling in the United States in the mid-1960s - as well as her prodigious artistic output. Although Duckworth started out sculpting in stone, and has created both intimate and large-scale artworks in bronze and other materials, she has since the early 1960s predominantly worked in clay. It is for her work in this medium that she is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most innovative and significant sculptors. A true alchemist of abstraction, Duckworth has consistently produced barrier-bending art that is elegant yet at the same time buoyant, visionary works of seductive refinement, austere power, and radiant immediacy that masterfully continue the aesthetics of modernism into the twenty-first-century." "This volume, which accompanies a major touring exhibition provides a long-overdue assessment of Duckworth's significance. It reveals the conceptual and iconographic foundations that Duckworth's work shares with other important modernist sculptors."--Jacket
The potter's companion by Tony Birks( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Leach, Hamada & their circle : from the Wingfield Digby Collection by Tony Birks( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building the new universities by Tony Birks( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new potter's companion by Tony Birks( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete guide to pottery making
Basic pottery by Tony Birks( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the modern potter; foreword by Henry Rothschild by Tony Birks( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and notes on the work of nine British artists
Pottery : a complete guide to techniques for the beginner by Tony Birks( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Coper by Tony Birks( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The alchemy of sculpture by Tony Birks( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montre toutes les étapes de réalisation d'un bronze d'art, du modelage aux finitions, au coeur d'un atelier d'un fondeur d'art
Lucie Rie by Tony Birks( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pottery by Tony Birks( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van verschillende technieken
Outline guide to pottery by Tony Birks( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in German and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans Coper by Tony Birks( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though he called himself a potter ... he allied himself not with other potters ... but with two groups of makers. Firstly, with the anonymous potters of the distant past and of tribal cultures, whose artefacts were refined by endless repetition and who saw no separation between form and decoration; secondly with certain twentieth century artists whose work is the result of a compulsion to get closer and closer to a basic truth. ... He broke new ground with the shapes he made in fired clay, and in form, colour, surface and texture he created his own visual vocabulary. But it is not the outward manifestation of his technique alone which counts. If he influences others, it is in directing the modern potter towards a concept in pottery which is ancient in origin, but new in our time: fusing the functional with the cultural and symbolic."--Introduction
Lucie Rie by Tony Birks( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claudi Casanovas by Tony Birks( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The complete potter's companion
Alternative Names
Birks, Tony

バークス, トニー

Languages
English (173)

German (14)

French (13)

Spanish (11)

Dutch (3)

Italian (1)

Catalan (1)

Covers
Lucie RieRuth Duckworth : Modernist sculptorBernard Leach, Hamada & their circle : from the Wingfield Digby CollectionPottery : a complete guide to techniques for the beginnerHans CoperThe alchemy of sculptureLucie RieHans CoperLucie Rie