The Shape of Time

George Kubler, in his book, The Shape of Time, puts forth the notion that art history, and it's development, is not based as much on style as it is on continuity and changes that occur across time. Objects look like they do because they are of a specific time and place. The vessels here, though developed over a shorter period, nevertheless come out of a way of thinking about making realized over time. Though these works reference vessels of another time and place they are of this time in the history of ceramics. They too reference time since, for they are also themselves durational in their process. They are in a sense time-based conceptually and methodologically.




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