Bohemian Glass: The Great Masters

By Le Stanze del Vetro

Edited by Caterina Tognon and Sylva Petrová
Skira editore, Milan 2023


The catalogue of this exhibition is an essential volume for understanding the post-war evolution of Bohemian glass, its transition from applied craft to privileged material for the creation of sculptural artworks. A unique case on the world art scene, this avant-garde group of artists from Bohemia focused their research on studying the potential of glass, developing innovative technological processes to create modern artistic forms and conceptions. In this book, Václav Cigler, Vladimír Kopecký, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, René Roubíček and Miluše Roubíčková – six artists all born in Bohemia in the early decades of the last century – narrate an extraordinary and as yet little-known chapter of contemporary art through their works.