Posted 1 year ago
Lately I have been doing some very interesting research into early journals and magazines published in German on applied arts, to look at what was published on Bohemian glass between about 1900 and the 1920's. One source I found who was mentioned several times was Heinrich Pudor, who between 1902 and 1908, published a series of journals called 'Modernes Kunstgewerbe', or 'Modern Applied Arts'. He published this journal in a series, with each series covering a different topic, such a furniture, metal work, etc. His 'Serie A', 'Keramik einschliesslich d . Glasindustrie' covers ceramics and the glass industry. I managed to find an affordable copy of a book that has all of the series published under one cover, titled 'Dokumente zum Jugendstil: Modernes Kunstgewerbe, 1902-1908 - Art Nouveau Documents: Modern Applied Arts, 1902-1908', published in 2011 by Arnoldsche Art Publishers, Stuttgart.
It was very interesting to see photographs of glass from various Bohemian makers, including Kralk. I thought collectors would like to see some images of Kralik's work from this time period that are shown in the book, so I am including them here.