Czechoslovakian Glass, 1350–1980
Six centuries of objects from five Czechoslovakian museums and more than 20 contemporary Czech glass artists are recorded and illustrated in this book, which also includes a historical introduction and a detailed bibliography.
From the geographic region of Czechoslovakia known as Bohemia, came (and continues to come) a dazzling sequence of decorative designs and techniques for the embellishment of glass. The history of the Czechoslovakian artist is not simply a catalog of applied decorative techniques, but a sequential array of innovations and improvements that have often set the standard for the rest of the world.
The book is the exhibit catalog for a special exhibition of the same name, which told the story of Czechoslovakian glass artistry, held at The Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, N.Y., May 2-November 1, 1981.