The richly illustrated monograph tells the story of modern furniture produced from the first half of the 19th century — the Biedermeier period — to the late 20th century. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the modern history of furniture in the Czech lands against the backdrop of significant developments in the field worldwide, including one-of-a-kind designer furniture. Particular attention is devoted to the most distinguished artists-designers, as well as the fates of furniture manufacturers and institutions. The volume examines the art-historical aspects of furniture manufacturing, sources of inspiration, types of materials and technological aspects. Profiles of eminent Czech and international furniture designers form an important part of the publication. The book also serves as a catalogue accompanying the permanent exhibition of 19th- and 20th-century furniture intended for study purposes, housed in the chateau in Kamenice nad Lipou in the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands.

publishers: UPM, Arbor vitae
texts: Daniela Karasová
graphic design: Štěpán Malovec
English translation: Linda Paukertová
edition: English, Czech
format: 27 x 23 cm, soft cover
pages: 320
reproductions: 400
ISBN: 978—80-7101—104-0 (UPM, English)
ISBN: 978—80-7101—103-3 (UPM, Czech)
price: 770,- CZK

The volume is on sale in the museum’s main lobby, as well as in regular bookshops and at the Kamenice nad Lipou chateau
order (cash on delivery): marketing@upm.cz)
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