The Nude in Czech Photography)
The publication was issued by the Kant publishing house in cooperation with the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague to accompany the exhibition held at the Prague Castle, December 2000 – February 2001. Czech Fashion 1940–1970: Mirror of the Times)
The publication was issued by the OLYMPIA publishing house in cooperation with the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague to accompany the exhibition held in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, December 2000 – February 2001. Biedermeier: The Art and Culture in the Central Europe 1815-1848)
Biedermeier: Arte E Cultura Nella Mitteleuropa 1815–1848
Art et culture dans L'empire austro-hongrois, 1815-1848
This book sets out to investigate the wealth of the artistic production that developed in Central Europe (Austria and Bohemia in particular) in the first half of the 19th century, when Biedermeier appeared as an original attempt to give rise to a "universal" stylistic expression. Its simplicity of line, rigorous and simple although not lacking in elegance and refinement, the appearance of the first craft productions based on standard models and its unquestionable modernity all make Biedermeier the first example of design, the undisputed point of breakdown between Classicism and Modernism. Indeed, it is considered on the most fascinating genres of the 19th century.
The volume offers a 360° view of Central European production using more than 300 objects of extraordinary originality, quality and workmanship from the National Gallery and Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts of Prague and from major Bohemian museums.
Paintings, furnishings, sculptures, drawings, graphic works, artistic craftsmanship, jewels, ceramics and glassware that decorated the homes of gentry and bourgeois, miniatures, daguerreotypes... Remarkable pieces such as the refined lady's desk, designed and constructed in the workshop of the most important creator of Biedermeier furniture, the Viennese Josef Danhauser (1780–1829), and a beautiful lyre-shaped secrétaire with walnut veneer and musical motif carvings that overcome the ostentation of Empire style. Treasures of Egypt: Textiles from the Czech and Moravian Collections)
The publication was issued to accompany the exhibition held under the auspices of UNESCO at the Prague Castle, April – August, 2000.