Masterpieces of Glass from the Collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague)
The publication includes more then 200 objects of European glassmaking from antiquity to the interwar period.
Published by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in collaboration with Shanghai Youxiang Art Exhibitions and Exchange Developmnet Co., Ltd. to accompany the exhibition held in the Hunan Provincial Museum, Changsha (20 June – 14 September, 2014), Inner Mongolia Museum, Hohhot (26 September – 14 December, 2014), Beijing Art Museum (6 January – 15 March, 2015), Henan Museum, Zhengzhou (27 March – 14 June, 2015), and Liaoning Provincial Museum, Shenyang (7 July – 7 October, 2015). The Radiance of Stillness and Motion: Bohemian Glass from the Collection of the Museum of Decorative)
Glass production began in Bohemia (an area corresponding roughly to the Czech Republic today) in the thirteenth century. Bohemian crystal developed in the latter half of the seventeenth century. Its shapes, which suggested carved rock crystal, became highly popular, even dislodging Venetian glass from its once-dominant position. In the early nineteenth century, research on ways to add colors and painted decorations led to the development of increasingly colorful glass. In contemporary glass art, Bohemian glass is the world leader in glass sculpture. This book includes about 170 examples from 600 years of Bohemian glass from the collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. Outside and Inside. Man-Made Fibres and Clothing from the Mid-Twentieth)
The book examines fashion and clothing as the outcome of a long process founded on scientific and practical disciplines of human activity, crowned by the fashion designer’s creative ideas. It explores materials made from man-made fibres, whose production was stimulated by the rapid development of the textile, clothing and chemical industries after World War II. Man-made fibre manufacturing is discussed in context with technological and industrial progress, social relations, environment protection and other fields, including health care and medicine. The subject is richly illustrated with images of garments from the museum’s collections and unique microphotos of fibres.
This book has been published by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in collaboration with Arbor vitae publishers to accompany the exhibition held in the Museum from October 2, 2014 to January 11, 2015. Vital Art Nouveau 1900)
from the Collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
The publication is devoted to key works of the Czech and European Art Nouveau style from the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. It examines decorative art of the Art Nouveau period as part of the ground-breaking modernization and emancipation trends of the Fin de sičcle that brought changes in interior and fashion design, introduced new forms and styles in glass and ceramics, and gave rise to a modern visual language in advertising. Art Nouveau art sought inspiration in biology and social reform theories, life philosophies and studies of occult sciences. All these components made up a remarkably vital art movement that invigorated 20th-century avant-garde art.