Paolo Venini was not a native Venetian, yet he still managed to work in Venice and ultimately become known as the foremost name in Venetian glass of this century. This book traces the history of the firm from its modest beginnings to its heyday in the post war years. While much archival material was lost in a disastrous fire, the works speak for ...Read MorePaolo Venini was not a native Venetian, yet he still managed to work in Venice and ultimately become known as the foremost name in Venetian glass of this century. This book traces the history of the firm from its modest beginnings to its heyday in the post war years. While much archival material was lost in a disastrous fire, the works speak for themselves in 190 beautiful photographs which do full justice to their vibrant colors and luminosity. The facsimile reprint of the scarce "blue catalogue" of design shapes drawn to scale and dated is of special interest to dealers, museum curators and collectors.Read Less
New. 1996 Copyright Date, 296 pages, 8.5 x 12 in size, English text, Hardcover with dustjacket in protected mylar cover (removable). Out-of-Print. Nice Color Photos plus reprinted catalog pages with shapes/designs. Book is Unused. From a bookseller's unsold backstock. Very minimal dustjacket wear from shelving/storage. Inside pages are in Excellent Condition with no tears and with no notations (no pencil marks, no underlining, no highlighting, etc. ) Original small price sticker on back of book.
New. 9788842215240. Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened--TWO (2) VOLUME SET. 528 pages. Description: "The enormous success enjoyed by Venini design helped arouse international interest in Venetian glass. New techniques and models, impossible to imitate, contributed to the evolution of the decorative arts from the rank of crafts to that of art and placed Venini artworks among the highest artistic expressions of our times. [This is] the much awaited reprint of the last edition of the catalogue raisonné of Venini. One of the most important changes during the 20th century was the evolution of decorative arts from the rank of crafts to that of art: glass, today, has duly earned its place in museums, markets and the public opinion. The extraordinary inventiveness between the end of the 1940s and throughout the 1950s, together with the enormous success enjoyed by Venini design, helped increase international interest in Venetian glass. New techniques, impossible to imitate, risked consigning the firm's earlier production (from 1925 to the Second World War) undeservingly to the shadows while they placed Venini artworks among the highest artistic expressions of our times. This long-awaited reprint of the last edition of the catalogue raisonné has been enlarged with a section on lighting (lamps and chandeliers), a dictionary of artists, the Red Catalog, the Green Catalog and the extended Blue Catalog (doubled compared to the earlier edition). The original three catalogs contain all the reproductions of Venini items as distributed in shops; the most important pieces are grouped together on a scale of 1: 10, in chronological order, accompanied by notes on the technique and materials used (blown, pulegosi, pietra dura, in corpo, flowers and fruit, lattimi, a mezza filigrana, a bollicine, sommersi, pesanti, diamante, corrosi, frames, a treccia, clocks, a rilievi, handles and ash trays). Since these catalogs are not for sale, they have become extremely rare but indispensable for the historical and technical information they contain." [Catalogue Raisonne, Catalog Raisonné, Complete Works, Catalogo Ragionato, Catalogo Delle Opere, L'Opera Completa, Life and Work, Raisonnee]
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