RON JUDE — VITREOUS CHINA
Ron Jude’s (b. 1965, American) Vitreous China is comprised of an archive of photographs he made while exploring areas of light industry in (primarily) Midwestern American cities. Rather than comment on the workings of industry itself, Jude depicts the ambient peripheral zones suffusing these environments: big rig parking lots, side exits, and other secondary spaces in which Jude imagines his grandfather might have daydreamed, or let his mind wander, during his many years as a kiln operator in vitreous china plants, first in the Midwest, and later in Southern California.
54 pages. 1 fold-out. 29 color plates. Color offset printed paperbound hardcover. Linen thread bound. Typography on front cover, spine and back cover in black foil. Headband in black.