published by UPM in Prague and Arbor vitae, 2015
Text: Petra Matějovičová
Edition: English-Czech
format: 24,5 x 21 cm, paperback
number of pages: 304
number of reproductions: 183
ISBN: 978-80-7101-136-1




Eva Eisler (*1952) has made a worldwide name for herself in the field of jewellery. Her works are architectural visions, concepts of many levels. Eva Eisler’s realisations in the field of interior design, exhibition and free creation of objects have been gaining importance since the 1990s, but the first public presentations took place in the early 1970s in Czechoslovakia.

Her mature work is linked to her stay in the USA, where the artist went in 1983 together with her life partner, architect John Eisler. Since 2000, both have been working in the Czech Republic again. The monograph traces the artist’s work in its entire temporal range and typological breadth. The emphasis is on the jewellery work of the second half of the 1970s and 1980s, when Eva Eisler formulated the basic stylistic and formal concepts of her work. In the North American environment she is considered a representative of European traditions of artistic jewellery, while in our country we tend to see her as a messenger of the American approach. However, the provenance of the work is not important – quality and originality are essential.