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At Home With Wedgwood: The Art Of The Table

There’s only one Wedgwood, but there are limitless expressions of Wedgwood style.At Home with Wedgwood showcases 250 years of the company’s innovations–in all its manifestations–and the imaginative ways today’s collectors draw inspiration from the past and integrate Wedgwood pieces into their lives. Whether gracing a table for Saturday breakfast, bringing whimsy to a garden party, or arranged for a formal affair, Wedgwood is classically beautiful yet contemporarily stylish. Quite simply, Wedgwood is as much at home on the everyday table as it is when carefully styled for special occasions.At the heart of At Home with Wedgwood are the homes of a group of renowned collectors, beautifully photographed to reveal how this diverse and dynamic group of people live and entertain with Wedgwood. From Carolyne Roehm’s movable feast to Charlotte Moss’s after-the-ballet supper, from the vintage collection that fills Thomas O’Brien’s country house to Jasper Conran’s English style, and from Vera Wang’s elegant bridal shower to Martha Stewart’s perfect setting, you will see how today’s style makers draw on their Wedgwood for every occasion. At Home with Wedgwood also includes a stunning visual gallery of patterns–from classic favorites to popular new motifs–and a portrait of Josiah Wedgwood, the company’s inspirational founder whose values still inform Wedgwood today. Finally, a resource section makes this both a sumptuous book of style and a practical guide to the world’s best-known maker of tableware.

Hardcover: 192 pages

Publisher: Potter Style; First Edition ~1st Printing edition (June 2, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0307451844

ISBN-13: 978-0307451842

Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.8 x 10.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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This is an interesting account of how Wedgwood has morphed into the 21st century. It illustrates how current designers use and influence the look of Wedgwood--combining old with the new. I'm fascinated to see what lines and pieces from early production are esteemed by users today. The stories of the development of new designs are enlightening.Only con--I'm always looking for a value guide and that would have been a nice addition to this publication.

Lovely photos of unusual patterns in beautiful settings. Anice tribute to Wedgwood for their 250th anniversary.

I have wanted this book for years, now hard to find in bookstores so I bit the bullet and bought it online. I just love it, even more than I remembered! Tricia Foley is an amazing writer/decorator/author, etc. and I own nearly all of her books. I eagerly await the next book that she publishes.While I have never been a particular fan of the blue Wedgewood, this book is so much more than that! Much history is imparted in an interesting way and so many patterns and personal collections are shared. Thanks Tricia!

If this is a subject you are interested in you will be very happy with this book. The text is very readable, the pictures clear and well done, and it's interesting without being over-powering.

This is a nice book about Wedgwood. The beginning explains the origins and history of the company. The later sections are devoted chapters, each a few pages long, centering on different designers and their use of Wedgwood. This is a nice coffee book, but is not an encyclopedia type book and does not provide a full listing or catalog of Wedgwood.

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