Escoural-O-Novo is the third book of the Lonely Planet triptych, in which Dutch artist Susan Kooi travels to Italy, Portugal, and Japan to work with various traditions and artists in the world of ceramic crafts. This last part of the triptych in which Kooi recontextualises and poetically reconstructs ceramic artefacts, explores the material as a time machine. This publication also functions as an alternative travel book for the Montomor-O-Novo region in Portugal, which has a long tradition in ceramics. After having worked with terra-cotta in Italy and with porcelain in Japan, Kooi’s focus here is on the glazing process. In a kind of symbolic circle, Kooi got to glaze some terracotta works made in Italy, and make a series of new works based on what she encountered around the region. The contributions of Ana Joao Almeida, Sira Camacho, Susan Kooi, Lot Meijers and Anni Puolakka tell the background stories of these ceramics.
4 3⁄4 x 7 1⁄2 in. / 265 pp. / 4 b&w and 68 color
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