ZSOLNAY ART POTTERY
The Laszlo Gyugyi collection -
This book presents one of the finest and most beautiful Zsolnay ceramics collections in the world. The Hungarian-born American scientist Dr. Laszlo Gyugyi has assembled this collection with exquisite taste, professionalism and careful devotion since the 1970s.
Comprising more than six-hundred objects originally produced for world exhibitions and the international market, the book represents the pinnacle of artistic achievement reached by the Zsolnay Factory during the heyday of Historicism and Art Nouveau around the turn of the last millennium.
The world’s leading experts in Zsolnay ceramics - art historians Eva Csenkey, Chief Curator of the Ceramics Department of the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest, and Dr. Eva Hars, retired Director of the Zsolnay Museum in Pecs, Hungary - have extensively researched the collection and placed each piece in the context of its era. The authors’ lively historical and aesthetic analyses, along with the superbly reproduced photographs of the vases, platters, pitchers, lamps and ceramic paintings, give readers a thorough understanding of the Zsolnay workshop’s path to world fame.
The book will serve as an excellent guide for collectors and historians, and delight anyone who takes pleasure in beautiful decorative art.