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Lotz (Loetz) Glass was one of the premier glass works of the first part of the twentieth century. The studios were located in Bohemia, within the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Loetz glassware was exhibited at the Paris International Exposition of 1889, held beneath the newly constructed Eiffel tower. The Loetz pieces won critical acclaim there, in fact the Paris Exposition was the launching pad for many of the century’s finest glass works, and is widely accepted as the birthplace of Art Nouveau. Encouraged by the success of Loetz, numerous other Bohemian manufacturers became active in the production of glass. Lotz is often confused with the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, and it is widely believed that glass workers from Loetz and other Bohemian factories defected to Tiffany’s works in New York City, which would have been a welcome haven for emigrant artisans in the early years of the early twentieth century.

Description: 2 volumes hard bound in dust jackets. 979 combined pages, profusely illustrated. (Vol. 1 – Werkmonographie, Vol.2 – Katalogue der Musterschnitte) Published on the occasion of the Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf exhibition, in association with Museum Fur Kunsthandwerk & Kunstgewerbemuseum Prag. Text in German. Few glass works have exploited the bluish-green combination of cobalt, copper and iron more successfully than Lotz. The definitive Art Nouveau glass studio. An exhaustive ref. work. 2 very nice copies, with dust jackets that show only the most minor edge wear.

Bookseller Inventory # 18734



Lotz : Bohnmisches Glas 1880 – 1940 (2 volumes)
Ricke, Helmut

Publisher: Prestel
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
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