Giveaway! Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty


Over the course of her nine-decade career (!), the name of ceramicist Eva Zeisel became synonymous with the flowing, organic forms she favored in midcentury industrial design. By the time of her death in 2011 at age 104, she had been one of the first women to be honored with a solo show at MoMA, had designed lines of housewares for scores of design firms, and had become an internationally recognized artist. 

Zeisel at the MoMA in 1997, with a ceramic piece and chair of her design. Image courtesy Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

In short, the woman is the grande dame of 20th century ceramic design. Which is why we’re so excited to share the first Zeisel biography with our readers. Our friends at Chronicle Books just published Eva Zeisel: Life, Design and Beauty, and we’re giving away two copies to our lucky readers. Simply enter your email below for a chance to win! 

This rich volume chronicles her life and work via essays from scholars, curators and designers, but it is also an exhaustive index of every piece she ever manufactured in any line. Gorgeous new photography illustrates the extensive account. We can’t wait for two of our readers to score this design tome. But in the meantime, take Zeisel’s personal mantra to heart: “Be ample, be kind, don’t reduce, but give.”  

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