Legendary for craftsmanship and quality, Nymphenburg is the Bavarian royal family’s porcelain factory, acclaimed since its founding in 1747 for precious, handmade pieces. This new, comprehensively illustrated book shows how Nymphenburg developed its world-renowned reputation over almost 300 years, becoming synonymous with refinement, sophistication and brilliance in porcelain. With concise attention to detail, photographer Frank Stolle guides the reader through the entire factory (located since 1761 in the northern wing of the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich), covering the intricacies of molding, turning, luting, painting, firing, glazing and gilding. The factory’s master workshops own 15,000 color formulas and 30,000 different molds, and are still producing stylistically influential and custom works for artists, architects and designers from around the world.
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PORZELLAN MANUFAKTUR NYMPHENBURG, GERMANY
Los Angeles photographer Gina Osterloh is best known for exploring the wavering line between figure and ground, photographing actual people (often herself), fanciful, fabricated mannequins, or rough cardboard silhouettes against paper backdrops of her own devising. This catalogue documents her 2012 residency at LACE, where she developed a major new body of work by relocating her studio into the main gallery and engaging with the public across a diverse range of artistic platforms. Generously illustrated with color and black and white images and designed by Willem Henri Lucas, Group Dynamic includes essays by Matthew Thompson and Kris Cohen and an interview with the artist by Michelle Dizon.
6 x 8 1/2 inches/ 34 pp/ Extensive b&w and color
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