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Author Edwards, Howell G. M., 1943-
Title Porcelain to silica bricks : the extreme ceramics of William Weston Young (1776-1847) / Howell G.M. Edwards.
Imprint Cham : Springer, [2019]

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Author Edwards, Howell G. M., 1943-
Subject Pottery -- Wales.
Potters -- History.
Ceramic industries -- History.
Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 31, 2019)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The title of this book describes the two extremes of ceramic invention from aesthetically beautiful and decorative works of art that graced the tables of the aristocracy to the functional silica brick that lined the smelting furnaces of industrialised nations in the 19th century designed to produce iron, copper and glass. Both of these ceramics are linked to one man, William Weston Young (1776-1847) and with his contemporaries both of these ceramic extremes became world leaders in their own right. The book traces the history of Young and his ambitions, his interactions with numerous associates and the influence these ceramics attained in 19th century society. The book provides a sequel to the two preceding texts on Nantgarw and Swansea porcelains (also published by Springer), which cover one extreme and extends the discourse onto the other extreme, which until now has been relatively ignored despite its scientific and engineering importance. The trilogy has now therefore been completed. This book examines the historical documentation along with scientific analytical data from the last 100 years up to the present in a novel holistic forensic approach.
Contents List of Tables -- Preface -- 1: Introduction -- 2: William Weston Young: His Life -- 3: The William Weston Young Diaries -- 4: Thomas Pardoe -- 5: Samuel Walker -- 6: Lewis Weston Dillwyn -- 7: William Billingsley -- 8: The Dinas Silica Brick -- 9: The Nantgarw Porcelain Body -- 10: The Nantgarw China Works Site -- 11: Epilogue -- Appendix I: Transcript Letter from Flight, Barr & Barr, Royal Worcester China Works, to Samuel Walker, Dated November 12th, 1814, with Notes and Commentary -- Appendix II: Notes on the Experimental production of Swansea Porcelain Bodies and Glazes Made by Lewis Weston Dillwyn with Samuel Walker at the Swansea China Works Between 1815 and!817 -- Appendix III: The Purple of Cassius, with References to the Historical Literature -- Appendix IV : Raman Spectroscopy of Nantgarw Shards and Porcelain -- Subject Index -- Glossary of terms.
ISBN 9783030105730 (electronic bk.)
3030105733 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-10573-0
OCLC # 1083458252
Additional Format Print version: Edwards, Howell G. M., 1943- Porcelain to silica bricks. Cham : Springer, [2019] 3030105725 9783030105723 (OCoLC)1076219814.

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