Institute of Art Research

ARCHITECTURAL CERAMICS: Finishing Materials, Functional Equipment and Works of Art
As a rule, industrial architectural ceramics is more thoroughly researched from different angles by those countries where large factories operated in the 19th-20th centuries or are still operating today and promote their products and design solutions across the entire world.  Meanwhile Lithuania is only making its first steps in the area, as the factories that operated in this country were small and little known outside Lithuania. It doesn’t mean, though, that the local consumers were disadvantaged, as they could choose from a wide range of both local and imported products. Architectural enterprises and traders kept warehouses for storing ceramic products from foreign companies. Direction of import in different periods was determined by political and economic developments. Ceramic products supply and demand was also influenced by architects, whoeagerlypromoted attractive features (aesthetics, functionality, hygiene, etc.) of different finishing materials, introduced functional equipment that was innovative for certain periods, and invited artists and industrial designers to join their efforts in decorating exteriors and interiors of buildings. Architects cooperated with artists and provided for integration of original works of art into decoration of buildings.
To enrich the Lithuanian historiography on the topic of industrial architectural ceramics and original ceramics, which have always coexisted next to each other, we hereby invite researchers to submit their papers both dealing with the experience in their different countries and exploring similarities between different regions of Europe or even different continents of the world.

Editor of this issue: dr. Dalia Klajumienė
Please send abstracts by 30 October 2020 to dalia.klajumiene@vda.lt
The deadline for full papers 1 June 2021.
Publication date 2022, I quarter
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