Walcha, Otto - Meissen Porcelain

Walcha, Otto - Meissen Porcelain

Code: 63

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A Studio Vista/Christie's book published by Cassell Ltd, London 1981. 516 pages. First UK Edition.

Beginning with the invention of Meissen ware in the early 18th century, the story of the legendary "White Gold" is skilfully woven with the complex strands of European history. The major emphasis is on the 18th century, the golden age of porcelain, but the 19th century, with the influences of Romanticism and Oriental art, and the Expressionism of the 20th century also receive detailed consideration.

The author examines both history and sociology, and follows the major aesthetic influences of three centuries, from Neo-classicism to Biedermeier and Brecht. There are also descriptions of technical innovations in the porcelain manufacture, the economics, the industrial espionage, and brief lives of the major artists.

Illustrated with over 45 colour plates and 200 photographs in black and white, there is also a catalogue of form and design, and maker's marks.

A large book which may require additional P&P

Category: Arts

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