As Christmas approaches, we would like to remind you that the Riga Porcelain Museum has published the following books, which are available at the museum or for delivery by mail*
The following publications can be purchased in person at the Riga Porcelain Museum or by mail*:
Riga Porcelain. Figurines. 1950s - 1990s. 2013, 168 p., EUR 15.00
This book contains information about figurines produced at the Riga Porcelain Factory in the second half of the 20th century. Three essays give an overview of the technology for producing small porcelain objects and concrete practices at Riga factories in various periods. There is an in-depth appraisal of ten leading Riga Porcelain Factory artists (including sculptors who created a valuable array of small objects at the factory) and the small objects they created. There is also an extensive catalogue of small objects in the Riga Porcelain Museum’s collection, including works by artists not covered in the main section of the book, encompassing 50 persons and 340 works.
Industrial Romanticism. Porcelain by Beatrise Kārkliņa. 2017, 384 p., EUR 35.00
This is the most comprehensive catalogue of the works of Riga Porcelain Factory artist Beatrise Kārkliņa. The historical introduction provides an analysis of her work by periods as well as giving an insight into the time she was working. The two longest chapters set out her artworks and manufactured consumers products, with the latter divided into formal design and décor examples. The book contains information about more than 500 works, covering both Beatrise Kārkliņa’s own designs as well as 17 other artists with whom she interacted while working at the factory from 1953 to 1997.
Styles and Trends in Latvian Design. Porcelain. 2014. 48 p., EUR 8.00
This is a popular scientific work in which experts from Latvian cultural institutions and an artist offer concise essays on the history of Latvian industrial culture from the mid-19th to the late-20th century. While the focus is on porcelain, a broad range of subjects is addressed, contextualising porcelain art and manufacturing in the broader spectrum of the times, industries and artistic styles. The book is illustrated with over 40 colour images from the collections of museums and private persons.
Inese Brants. The Love of My Life. Porcelain Paintings. 2015. 180 p. EUR 20.00
This book is both a vivid exploration of the work of artist Inese Brants, as well as an important educational work, informing readers about various porcelain painting techniques as well as a first-person history of significant events in Latvian porcelain art. Inese Brants is a brilliant porcelain artist and a historian of Latvian porcelain techniques, and she has presented her findings at academic conferences. Her account is told with witty, captivating storytelling.
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