Author: Aav, Marianne et al
Year Published: 2009
No. of pages: 315
Illustrations: 218 Color Illustrations. 167 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 9”
Founded in 1873, the Arabia factory grew to become one of Europe´s leading manufacturers of modern utility and art ceramics by the middle of the 20th century. In Arabia, Ceramics, Art, Industry, the contributors have placed a particular emphasis on design-related issues. The introductory chapter by Elise Kovanen gives an overview of the Arabia factory and its achievements over the years. Helena Leppänen presents a great deal of hitherto unpublished information on the working methods, techniques, and models of the Arabia decoration department, while Marjut Kumela describes the history of Arabia tableware services from the Asian-influenced revived styles of the 1870s to the incipient modernism of the 1930s and the new challenges brought about by the Second World War. Susanna Vakkari continues the narrative by discussing the design of utilitarian objects from the final breakthrough of modernism to products of the present day. Susann Vihma and Tapio Yli-Viikari analyze the design philosophy of Kaj Franck, who was an important artistic director at Arabia, with particular reference to Kilta and Teema, his best-known tableware services. Marianne Aav explores the output of the Arabia Art Department and its significance for the factory´s image. Each chapter is complemented by illustrations of works by Arabia´s designers. This book includes the Arabia Factory Marks.
Author: Pope, Caroline & Nick
Year Published: 2002
No. of pages: 248
Illustrations: 800 Color Illustrations.
Size: 11 1/2”x 9”
Explore the broad range of beautiful, high-quality porcelain figurines manufactured by the Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain Manufactory, of Copenhagen, Denmark, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. More than 700 animal and human figurines are shown, along with date marks, shop signs, plates, dishes, bowls and vases. Today, collectors worldwide appreciate the sculptors and decorators skills, as reflected in their charming figurines. Ideal for novice collectors, figurine addicts, this book provides insight to the huge range of lovely porcelain figurines available new and vintage.
Author: Hellman, Åsa, ed
Year Published: 2004
No. of pages: 271
Illustrations: 146 Color Illustrations. 124 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11 1/2”x 9 1/2”
Beautifully illustrated, this book presents a wide range of work by ceramic artists, from late 19th century masters through internationally recognized designers of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, to emerging talents in the 21st century. More than 170 ceramists are included, and the book examines their use of materials, individual techniques, working environments, and sources of inspiration. The entire spectrum of ceramic art is covered from traditional vessels to free forms, sculpture, and architectural installations. Includes artists’ stamps/signatures.
Author: Siemssen, Peter
Year Published: 2007
No. of pages: 312
Illustrations: 231 Color Illustrations. 128 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 9 1/2”
Arranged geographically, this book presents Japanese, German, Scandinavian, Western European, North American and Mediterranean ceramics in a broad range of significant works. The high point is the work of Gilbert Portanier, with whom Peter Siemssen has had particularly close artistic contacts and ties of friendship. Documentary photographs faithfully reproducing the works lead into interpretative texts, artist biographies and Peter Siemssen's entertaining reminiscences to provide access to art ceramics in the latter half of the 20th century. Includes the following Scandinavian ceramic artists: Hans Munck Andersen,Alev Ebüzziya Siesbye, Gutte Eriksen, Bente Hansen, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, Birger Kaipiainen, Bo Kristiansen, Stig Lindberg, Carl-Harry Stålhane and Bjørn Wiinblad
Author: Christoffersen, Lars
Year Published: 2004
No. of pages: 240
Illustrations: 1122 Color Illustrations. 0 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 11”x 9”
Collectible porcelain Christmas plates have been made in Denmark by Bing & Grondahl since 1895 and by Royal Copenhagen since 1908. These and their many other popular commemorative series, including Mothers' Day, Jubilee, and Childrens' Day plates, have been cherished by generations of people all over the world. This is the first book to bring all the plates together in one beautiful, organized reference. Over 1000 color photographs showcase every series created. Descriptions of every plate made include their English and Danish titles, date, designer, reference code numbers, and current value range. Collectors, dealers, and historians alike will find the book easy to use and fun to consult because it is concise, attractive, and complete.