New Book Heralds “Definitive” Wedgwood Story
September 13, 2017,
NEW YORK—Wedgwood’s founding 258 years ago and its pioneering vision and display of craftsmanship over the past two and a half centuries will be heralded in a new book about the brand due out next month.
The new Wedgwood book is due out next month© Wedgwood: A Story of Creation and Innovation by Gaye BlakeRoberts, Rizzoli New York, 2017
“Wedgwood: A Story of Creation & Innovation” from Rizzoli International Publications is being billed as “the definitive book on Wedgwood” and is designed to appeal to a wider audience beyond the serious collector.
The book, written by design historian Gaye Blake-Roberts, curator of the Museum of Wedgwood in Stoke-on-Trent, England, features rarely seen photographs, drawings and watercolors culled from Wedgwood’s archive and offers a lavish look at some of the most timeless china creations in history with a focus on Wedgwood’s “100 icons,” in-depth essays on the brand and its history, and pattern books and sketches from the Wedgwood archives. The book includes a forward by Alice Rawsthorn, OBE, a British design critic who writes for the international edition of the New York Times, and an interview with Mariusz Skronski, creative and strategic director at Fiskars Living Brands, Wedgwood’s parent.
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