Scandinavia : ceramics & glass in the twentieth century
by Opie, Jennifer Hawkins
London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1989. Softcover. Fine but for light shelf rubbing to covers; appears to be unread.. Black/green illustrated wraps with white/green lettering. 183 pp. with a few color and numerous bw illustrations. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1989-90. This is a comprehensive catalogue of the Scandinavian Ceramics and Glass collection at the V&A, showing comparative material from all four Scandinavian countries. The history of the many ceramics and glass factories, their artists and designers is outlined against a changing social and political background. Scandinavian design, from the 1950s to the 1970s, was a by-word for modernism. Scandinavian style was the style to which all other designers aspired during that time and the Nordic designers were awarded all the major prizes. Earlier, during the 1920s and 1930s Scandinavian designers were establishing influential design concepts, and ceramics and glass production attracted many of the key artists. Masterworks are included: from Alvar Aalto's "Savoy" vase to Tapio Wirkkala's "Kantarelli"; from the space-saving "Praktika" by Wilhelm Kage to tablewares by Henning Koppel. The great names in 20th-century industrial production - Royal Copenhagen, Gustavsberg, Porsgrund, Arabia, Orrefors and Iittala - appear alongside the stars of studio production like Gertrud Vasegaard, Kylikki Salmenhaara, Hertha Hillfon and Bertil Vallien. Lavishly illustrated with pieces by all major designers, this book reaffirms the V&A as the primary source of information on this topic outside Scandinavia.
(Inventory #: 158741)
Art, Architecture, Photography, History, Periodicals, Decorative Arts. I perform Collection Development and Appraisal Services. Our inventory occupies more than 7500 shelf feet, which means there is a fair chance we can assist you develop your collection within our specialties!
Shipping & Return Policies
S&H is complicated, so please inquire for actual rates to your location if outside the US! Minimum s&h within the US $7.50, via media mail or first class if small. Discounts on shipping for multiple items. Overseas or overnight at cost +$4 supplies and handling. Items returnable with prior notice if not as described within 7 days of delivery. Items 16 pages or less not returnable at all.
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.