Czech and Slovak glass together form a symphonic poem, consisting of two sentences – of two significant chapters of European glassmaking that we can be rightfuly proud of. The history of glassmaking is not only interesting from the cultural and historical point of view, but it is also a challenge for the scientist community. It deals with the stories that intermingle , yet never fully unite. Every story has its own essence, which was present even in the period of existence of Czechoslovakia. Therefore, the tittle “Two as one” then refers to the close neighbourhood od Czechia and Slovakia in the heart of Europe. It also refers to the united state, with the sense of correlation as well as divergence that remained untouched in spite of cultural and political conditions. Due to the fact that the whole text focusses on Czech and Slovak glass in general, for the image part of the book, we selected mainly the examples of everage glas, because it was this area, where bouth countries historically and most significantly influenced and complemented each other.
Authors: PhDr. Petr Nový, Mgr. Milan Hlaveš, Ph.D., doc. Mgr. art Patrik Illo
Publisher: Museum of glass and jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou
Year of issue: 2018
Texts: czech, slovak, english
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 235 mm x 205 mm
Weight: 1500 g