Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon, 2017, Fine w/Near Fine DJ

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Exuberant Earth: Ceramics by Ruth Rippon
Kristina Perea Gilmore, Jo Lauria, and Jesse A. Bravo (Photographer)
Crocker Art Museum
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Used: Excellent
Sku: 00406
Notes: A Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket, Fine overall, 4to, 13 1/4" x 12." Light gray cloth-covered boards in a gray and maroon pictorial dust jacket. Dust jacket has a matte texture and features a color illustration of a fruit sculpture on front panel. White and pale yellow lettering on maroon dust jacket spine. Covers pristine and intact except for minuscule bumping to tips and a few microscopic bumps on bottom edge. Binding tight. Dust jacket has slight wear to tips and edges and slight rubbing, else pristine and intact. Dust jacket protected by a paper-backed mylar sleeve. Pages pristine and intact. Replete with plates and illustrations in black-and-white and color. 157 pp., including illustrations and Index. Ruth Rippon (b. 1927) is an American ceramicist based in Northern California. She has a significant presence in the city of Sacramento, where she taught at Sacramento State for thirty-one years. This is a beautiful catalog published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum from 2017-2018. The exhibition featured a diverse assemblage of Rippon's ceramic art including plates, vessels, luscious-looking fruit, statues of seated women who upturn stereotypes about the idealized female form in art, and playful sculptures in the vein of Funk Art.

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