The ceramic age: a gloss on depth


The Mesopotamian invention of suspended narratives in mineral pigment and glaze produced in the fifteen thousand year old ‘new technology’ of the ceramic tile sets the scene for my talk for EVA 2010 (and this published paper which is intended to act as a prologue to that talk). It was this invention, a mass-produced media technology with the limit of a prototype glass screen that allowed commentators to distinguish between the repetitious, the mimetic and the bespoke for the first time.

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@inproceedings{Read2010TheCA, title={The ceramic age: a gloss on depth}, author={Alan Read}, booktitle={EVA}, year={2010} }