Author: Derek E. Ostergard and Nina Stritzler-Levine, eds
Year Published: 1997
No. of pages: 336
Illustrations: 168 Color Illustrations. 131 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 12?x 9 1/2
Biblio/Bio: Bibl. Index. Cat. of exh.
This incredible volume illustrates the reasons why Swedish Glass, synonymous with excellence in design and craftmanship has become the most highly acclaimed product of the Swedish Applied Arts industries. In a series of ten essays, this book examines the emergence of Swedish glass against an historical, socioeconomic, and art-historical background. The wide selection of works presented here also traces the developement of this glass during the interwar years. The famed ?Paris Vase?, the whimsical ?Spanish Lady, examples of domestic glassware, stemware, scent bottles, light fixtures, and other forms are all beautifully photographed here. Exquisite examples by Edward Hald, Simon Gate, Sten Branzell, Edvin Ollers, Gerda Str?mberg, Vicke Lindstrand, Edwin ?hrstr?m, Elis Bergh and many more. If you want lots of information and appreciate georgeous examples of glass art, this is the book for you!