{November 12, 2007}   The Genre

I found this chapter of Paul Greenhalgh’s book to be extremely difficult to follow.  But nevertheless, I picked up on a couple of things.  I found it interesting how he describes genres and how we need to be so aware of them.   It seems like a vague discussion at first, but it does open our eyes to what’s right in front of us, what we usually don’t focus on or notice.  When thinking about genres in general, you can notice some are stronger and more prominent, like the artistic functions in society.  I think that for us in ceramics, it’s important to think about what ceramics is as a genre and how it functions now and in history.  This helps us to discover more about our art-making and what it means to do it.


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