William & Susan Schran User on thu 2 feb 06
On 2/2/06 1:37 PM, "jesse hull" wrote:
> Any thoughts? Other than the legal concerns, I think we live in the wrong
> century to wonder why these books aren't available.
Jesse - I think copyright law is the author's life (when author dies) plus
70 years, that's why I was able to get a copy of Taxile's book, it's now in
the public domain.
-- William "Bill" Schran
jesse hull on thu 2 feb 06
I found an article on the web concerning Doat and Robineau a while back.
In it, author Barbara Bell stated that Doat was Adelaide's teacher when she was working on her Scarab Vase ("Apotheosis..."). I'd always thought that Adelaide Robineau was at Alfred University at that time, under Charles Binns, and that it was actually he who told her to toss the jar when the cracks first showed.
Yeah, I know - if it's on the internet, it's gotta be true, but can anyone else clarify this?
I would be very interested in obtaining a copy of Taxile Doat's "Gran Fue Ceramics" book if there's anyone with one... both the original and the translated version done by Adelaide and her husband.
Would that translation have been printed as a separate book, or was it printed in the Robineau's "Keramic Studio" magazine?
Here's an idea. I am lucky enough to own a copy of Herbert Sander's "Special Effects" book. I've wondered about the legalities of getting money together from interested people and having these types of old books (Doat, Sanders, etc.) printed through Kinko's or an online printing company, bound cheaply, and then made available to those that put forth the capital to have them made thus... Like a literary Co-op...
Any thoughts? Other than the legal concerns, I think we live in the wrong century to wonder why these books aren't available.
Paul Lewing on thu 2 feb 06
on 2/2/06 10:37 AM, jesse hull at claytyme@YAHOO.COM wrote:
> I'd always thought that Adelaide Robineau was at Alfred University at that
> time, under Charles Binns, and that it was actually he who told her to toss
> the jar when the cracks first showed.
Nope. She made that vase in 1910. IN doing research for my book on china
painting, I found a notice in the "Club Notes" section of her magazine
Keramic Studio. It was a very short paragraph saying that the state of New
York had decided to open a college of ceramics at Alfred, with Binns as its
first director. It said they wished the school well and said they'd keep
their readers posted. That was in an issue from 1913.