Not for glory! Not for gain! Commemorative glass figurines at the Czechoslovak Spartakiad 1955

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Bell, R. 2014. Not for glory! Not for gain! Commemorative glass figurines at the Czechoslovak Spartakiad 1955. 2014 Design History Society: Design for War and Peace Conference. Rowley House, Oxford University, UK 04 - 06 Sep 2014
TypeConference paper
TitleNot for glory! Not for gain! Commemorative glass figurines at the Czechoslovak Spartakiad 1955
AuthorsBell, R.
Abstract

In this paper I discussed my research into a series of glass figurines created by artist Miloslav Klinger for the 1955 International Spartakiad in Prague. Mass gymnastics in Socialist Czechoslovakia were a key site for the visual representation of ideological meaning. In the Czechoslovak context, this was layered with the semiotics of Sokol and the Czech National Awakening of the nineteenth century. As such, glass figurines created by artists connected to key sites of production in North Bohemia brought together a complex historical and political commentary beyond their role as souvenirs.

Conference2014 Design History Society: Design for War and Peace Conference
Publication dates
Print05 Sep 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited20 Feb 2019
Accepted09 May 2014
Output statusPublished
Web address (URL)http://www.podcasts.ox.ac.uk/not-glory-not-gain-czech-glass-spartakiad-figurine-1955
LanguageEnglish
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