The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918-1939: An Alliance of Art and Industry
On Sale Now! Save 2% on the The Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918-1939: An Alliance of Art and Industry by Yale University Press at Birzula. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Since the mid-1920s Swedish glass has been synonymous with excellence in design and craftsmanship, the most highly acclaimed product of the Swedish
This book examines the emergence of Swedish glass against a historical, socioeconomic, and art-historical background. The authors discuss how the transformation of Sweden from an isolated agrarian society to a modern industrial nation parallels the modernization of the glass industry, and how the triumphs of Swedish glass in the period between the two world wars had repercussions beyond the applied arts.
This book also presents a wide selection of 157 works, shown in color, that trace the development of Swedish glass during the interwar years. In addition to superlative art glass, there are examples of domestic glassware, stemware, scent bottles, light fixtures, and other forms, all of which represent themes and variations that encompass the Swedish response to modernism. The texts that accompany these objects examine the complex technical aspects of glassmaking and the aesthetic possibilities of glass as a medium.
|Manufacturer:||Yale University Press|
|Publisher:||Yale University Press|
|Studio:||Yale University Press|
|Item Weight:||4.54 pounds|
|Item Size:||1.25 x 12.5 x 12.5 inches|
|Package Weight:||4.98 pounds|
|Package Size:||9.48 x 1.18 x 1.18 inches|