Renaissance and Baroque Glass From the Central Danube Region

Renaissance and Baroque Glass From the Central Danube Region
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Renaissance and Baroque Glass From the Central Danube Region


The origins of the study of glassmaking in the Czech lands were associated with archivists and historians who, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, gathered written sources connected with this field of both economy and applied arts that has played an important part since the Middle Ages. The work of Franti.ek Mare., Christian Schirek, Anton Rzehak and Erwin von Czihak laid the foundations built upon by the future generations of researchers. In the 1930s they were joined by art historians such as F. X. Ji.ik. However, the study of glassmaking was also connected with museums and art galleries, as well as private collections, which narrowed down the discipline to selected items of high artistic and historical value, true gems of their time. On the other hand, archaeological research conducted in towns and aristocratic residences yielded a large amount of glass from refuse pits, filled.up wells and cellars. For medieval glass, these were basically the only sources, which is why they soon attracted the attention of archaeologists. The study of medieval glass was pioneered by Dagmar Hejdova and Bo.ivoj Nechvatal in the 1960s, with archaeologists Eva .erna, Franti.ek Fryda, Rudolf Krajic, Pavel .ebesta and Bed.ich .tauber, as well as Zdenka Himmelova (ő 2001) in Moravia, joining forces with them later. In Slovakia, the beginnings of the study of medieval and early modern age glass are associated with Klara Furyova and Marta Janovi.kova who wrote an overview of the state of research until the 1980s. 1) Significant contributions also came from Jozef Ho..o (ő 2012), Bello Polla and Veronika Placha, in collaboration with Bo.ivoj Nechvatal. Glass from renaissance refuse pits was first brought to light in 1963 by art historian Karel Hette., in his groundbreaking work on the influence of Venetian glass on the Czech production, and Dagmar Hejdova supplemented his study with material from research into a glasshouses in Rejdice, near Jablonec. Czech archaeologists involved in the gathering of information included Olga Drahotova who prepared the historical part of the publication History of Glassmaking in the Czech Lands (2005) that summed up the existing information from both published and unpublished sources from Bohemia, Moravia and a part of Silesia.

Contents:

Introduction

Glass in Cultural and Historical Context
  Brno in the Early Modern Age
  Glass from Brno (and Moravia): Assessment
  Bratislava in the Early Modern Age
  Glass from Bratislava: Assessment
  Vienna: Historical Background
  Glass from Vienna and Lower Austria: Overview
Catalogue
  Type I Plates, Bowls and Cups
  Type II Serving Vessels
  Type III Drinking Glass - Beakers
  Type IV Drinking Glass - Goblets
  Type V Lids
  Type VI Funny Vessels and Toys
  Type VII Utility Glass
  Type VIII Storage Bottles
  Type IX Window Glass
Chemical Composition of Glass
  Introduction
  European Renaissance and Baroque Glass
  Czech Glass - from the Gothic to the Baroque
  Chemical Composition of Glass from the Former Glasshouses in Moravia
  Drinking Glass, Bottles and Window Glass from the Danube Region
  Glass with a high content of Al2O3
  Colour Glass
Bibliography and Abbreviations
DVD with Drawings (Fig. D1-D94) and Table of Types (Brno, Bratislava, Vienna)

Archaia Brno z. ú., Brno 2016, 215 x 305 mm, 333 pages., ISBN 978-80-905546-5-8