by Diane E. Foulds
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A Guide to Czech & Slovak Glass is the first resource book ever written on a nation's glass industry. In 208 pages it outlines the artists, factories, associations, museums, schools, shops, and history of Bohemian glass. It is color-illustrated throughout, with an index, glossary, and Czech and Slovak- to English lexicon of glass terms, plus 3 maps. Time magazine described it as About the Author Diane E. Foulds fell in love with Bohemian crystal in 1979, while studying Czech at Charles University in Prague. She has written articles on Czechoslovakia for United Press International, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and for the German newswire, Deutsche Presse-agentur. A native of Vermont, she is a frequent tour leader and lecturer on historic and modern Czech glass.
Very readable book with gorgeous color photographs.
Reviewer: A reader from Prague, Czech Republic May 28, 1999 This is probably the best book I've seen on contemporary Czech glass. It explains all the triumphs and pitfalls the Czechs have experienced over the last century, and the exquisite glass they've produced nonetheless. It also gives valuable insights on contemporary Czech studio glass. A very valuable work.
All you need to know about Czech and Slovak glass!
Reviewer: A reader from Burlington, Vermont January 20, 1999 This is a beautifully illustrated book which provides a complete tour of the most important glass producers in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Besides well written narratives about glass, its history and production techniques, the book provides important descriptions of the major artists with full colour pictures of some of their works. It is concise but well thought-out and is an important guide for the collector, the tourist, and anyone fascinated with beautiful glass. It is clearly the work of someone who loves and understands glass and who has taken great effort to share her passions. If you are interested in glass and are planning a trip to the region, it should be as important as any tour guide!