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.

Published by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in collaboration with the Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo, to accompany the exhibitions held in the Suntory Museum of Art (2 August – 28 September, 2014), Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum (11 April – 24 May 2015), and Kobe City Museum (6 June – 30 August 2015).

authors of the concept, editor: Jan Schöttner
texts: Helena Brožková, Milan Hlaveš, Jan Schöttner
edition: English-Japanese
English translation: Barbara Day
photographs: Gabriel Urbánek
graphic design: Imai Chieko (Róndine)
format: 24 x 20 cm, hard cover
pages: 242
reproductions: 176
ISBN (UPM): 978—80-7101—137-8

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