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Bottle-form: globular, with straight slender neck, short foot. Coated from white rim to foot with monochrome oxblood color glaze of pear skin texture.
Elusive Oxblood
The deep red glaze on this porcelain vase is derived from copper, a metal which is notoriously difficult to control under the heat of a kiln. The distinct oxblood color is created when copper is starved of its oxygen during the firing (in a smoky, oxygen reduced kiln) and re-oxidized in the cooling. The resulting...
cynthia
A Tale of Three Peripheries
Over the next months while the Design with the Other 90%: CITIES exhibition is on display at the United Nations Headquarters in New York several individuals whose own research explores the exhibition’s subject matter have been invited to write blog entries sharing their insights, related research and projects. – Cynthia E. Smith, Curator of Socially...
Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit System_CITIES exhibition
2010. Director/editor: Brian McAllister. Courtesy of: Institute for Transportation & Development Policy. Guangzhou Bus Rapid Transit (GBRT) is a sustainable high-capacity transportation system that saves its passengers 32 million hours of commuting time a year by using infrastructure improvements such as dedicated bus lanes, intermodal integration with subway lines, a bike-sharing system, pre-ticketing smart card,...