Loetz

Bohemian Glas 1880-1940

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Loetz
Bohemian Glas 1880-1940

Ed. Museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf, Neue Galerie of German and Austrian Art, New York, contributions by Jan Mergl, Ernst Ploil, Helmut Ricke, text(s) by Alena Adlerova, Wolfgang Hennig, Dunja Panenková, translated by Claudia Lupri

English

2003. 352 pp., 661 ills.

clothbound with CD-ROM

24.20 x 29.30 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-1322-1

The firm of Johann Loetz Witwe- known universally as Loetz-was the most highly regarded art-glass manufacturer in Bohemia in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Like its near contemporary, the American firm Tiffany, Loetz created Jugendstil glass noted for its brilliance of design and rich color schemes. The firm's designers were influenced by their contact with the fin-de-siècle Viennese art scene, in particular the artistic circle around Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. Loetz pieces ranged in style from iridescent colored glass to monochrome opal glass; all were distinguishedby their superb craftsmanship. This monograph features a representative selection of extraordinary works by Loetz in superb color illustrations. It includes a comprehensive scholarly appendix filled with more than three hundred decorative types developed by Loetz. An accompanying CD-ROM includes nearly five thousand cutout paper patterns, providing an extensive overview of the diversity of the glass manufacturer's production. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-1321-4) Exhibition schedule: Neue Galerie New York, October 17, 2003-February 16, 2004

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