Sklo Union Art Before Industry: 20th Century Czech Pressed Glass
by Marcus NewhallPublished:
ISBN: 978 0 9560623 0 7
Size: 283 x 218 mm
Binding: Hardback with full colour printed, laminated cover
Database: CD-R in plastic slip wallet Price: £35 (plus postage) - available now from the author's website: http://www.sklounion.com
The product of more than ten years of research, during which time he made several visits to the Czech Republic, the book focuses on the everyday glass made in Czechoslovakia after the nationalisation of the glass industry in 1945. Sklo Union Art Before Industry
will appeal to those who are interested in the design history of the Communist era. It will also become the essential reference guide and handbook for anyone collecting, or dealing in, Czechoslovakian pressed glass. The names of the designers and glassworks may be not be recognised outside of the Czech Republic, however the glass they produced will be familiar to many around the world. Pečený vases, Jurnikl ashtrays, Schrötter tableware and
Vízner jardinières are just some of the many examples to be found in homes everywhere and which are also to be found in the pages of Sklo Union Art Before Industry .
The book contains specially commissioned photographs by one of Britain's foremost glass photographers, Simon Bruntnell. Simon's photographs will be a joy to glass enthusiasts. His approach to photographing glass makes it come alive in a unique manner.
With a foreword by Professor Sylva Petrová, the Director of the International Institute for Research in Glass, this full-colour hardback book is the definitive study of Czech pressed glass, and includes a data disk containing copies of some 16 catalogues and a searchable database of over 4,500 patterns and designs of items from the factories working under the Sklo Union umbrella.