The publication contains an overview of fine and applied arts of Biedermeier era in the Bohemian Lands presented from a viewpoint of current debate about the nature of this specific artistic and ideological trend. The first part is comprised of thematic essays that concentrate on varied spheres of art production of the period as well as its social and ideological roots. Special attention is devoted to cabinetmaking art, Bohemian glass and porcelain, fashion, as well as painting and graphic arts. The second, catalogue section, includes over 800 colour reproductions of exhibits and most of the entries are accompanied by a short annotation. This part is divided into several portions that follow the theme of home, elegant simplicity of the new style, inspiration by urban life as well as the cult of nature and natural materials.
The book has been published by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and Gallery, Ltd, in August 2010.
authors: Radim Vondráček (ed.), Helena Brožková, Jiří Fronek, Daniela Karasová, Šárka Leubnerová, Zuzana Novotná, Roman Prahl, Jiří Rak, Eva Uchalová, Vít Vlnas, Jana Wittlichová et al
editions: English version
format: 23 x 27,5 cm, hardcover
ISBN (UPM): 978—80-7101—074-6
price: 1 690,- CZK
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