Suomen Lasimuseo

Jack Dawson:
Oiva Toikka Glass and Design
WSOY, Hämeenlinna 2007
20,2x30,2cm, 183 sivua/pages
ISBN 978-951-32611-4

From pop to brague.

Oiva Toikka is a Finnish artist of immense creative talent, vision and versatility, the creator of elaborate compositions and installations. Throughout a varied artistic career spanning over half a century, Toikka hasworked in glass and ceramics, and has designed stage sets costumes for theatre, ballet and opera, and even textiles for Marimekko.

Jack Dawson, author of this book, is senior lecturer in the history of art and design, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom, where his primary research interests are 20th century international and Scandinavian glass and contemporary applied arts. He is author of Finnish Post-War Glass 1945-1996 (1996) and 75 Years of Swedish Glass Art (2000).


  • Preface: Glass and Design
  • Introduction: Oiva Toikka - Artist and Designer
  • Things Finnish
  • Art Education and Early Career
  • Revolution, Rebellion and "Pop" - Toikka's Glass in the 1960s
  • New Challenges, New Directions
  • Toikka in the 1980s - Pushing the Boundaries of Glass Art
  • Into the 1990s and Onward to the New Millenium
  • Oiva Toikka - Curriculum Vitae
  • Acknowledgements
  • Author Profile
  • List of Works

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