Biedermeier: Arte E Cultura Nella Mitteleuropa 1815–1848
Art et culture dans L'empire austro-hongrois, 1815—1848

In May 2000, a representative overview of the Biedermeier style in art was hosted at the Palazzo della Ragione in Padua, Italy. This was the first comprehensive exhibition to present the distinctive aesthetic movement and life style of the first half of the 19th century through artefacts from Bohemian and Moravian art collections. The exhibition was prepared by UPM in conjunction with the National Gallery in Prague and Comune di Padova. In collaboration with the Skira publishing company in Milan, the museum issued an accompanying Italian-English-French catalogue. The superb originality, quality and craftsmanship of Central European artists and manufacturers are documented in more than 300 reproductions of objects from the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the National Gallery in Prague and other prominent Czech art institutions. The book covers painting, drawing and graphic art, the art of furniture-making, jewellery, glass and ceramics, miniatures and daguerreotypes.

The publication was issued by Skira publishing house in cooperation with the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in 2000.

texts: Radim Vondráček, Vít Vlnas, Jiří, Rak, Claudia Terenzi, and others
editions: English, French (Italian is out of stock)
translations (Italian): Hana Grassi, Vittorio Solinas, Marta Bárov, Helena Mahlerová-Giordanová
photographs: Gabriel Urbánek, Miloslav Šebek, Milan Posselt, Jan Diviš, Blanka Lamrová, and others
graphic design: Marcello Francone
pages: 304
pictures: 317
binding: softback, 28 x 24 cm
ISBN: 88—8118-729—9 (Italian)
price (at the Museum): 500,- Kč

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