Biedermeier: Art and Culture in Central Europe 1815–1848
Art et culture dans L'empire austro-hongrois, 1815–1848
In May 2000, a representative overview of the Biedermeier style in art was hosted at the Palazzo della Ragione in Padua, Italy. This was the first comprehensive exhibition to present the distinctive aesthetic movement and life style of the first half of the 19th century through artefacts from Bohemian and Moravian art collections. The exhibition was prepared by UPM in conjunction with the National Gallery in Prague and Comune di Padova. In collaboration with the Skira publishing company in Milan, the museum issued an accompanying Italian-English-French catalogue. The superb originality, quality and craftsmanship of Central European artists and manufacturers are documented in more than 300 reproductions of objects from the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the National Gallery in Prague and other prominent Czech art institutions. The book covers painting, drawing and graphic art, the art of furniture-making, jewellery, glass and ceramics, miniatures and daguerreotypes.
Texts: Radim Vondráček, Vít Vlnas, Jiří Rak, Claudia Terenzi et al.
Publishers: SKIRA and UPM, 2000
Editions: English and French
Format: 28 x 24, hard cover
Pages: 304, reproductions: 317