Lavishly illustrated and extremely comprehensive ...a bargain - Antiques Magazine. The evolution of pottery ...is fascinating, and this book does it justice - The Good Book Guide. An epic tale a book to buy and to treasure - Crafts Magazine. This is the definitive British Museum reference book reissued with a beautiful new jacket design and pbk-with-flaps cover. This is the classic, comprehensive, colour survey of ceramic art and production worldwide, from prehistory to the present day. It offers a mine of information for students and anyone interested in pottery. Pottery is one of the earliest and most widespread of human activities and its history can be traced back to the Stone Age. This comprehensive account begins with the earliest civilizations of the Near and Middle East and follows the production of pottery chronologically around the globe.