Steuben Design: A Legacy of Light and Form
For one hundred years Steuben has represented the epitome of American crystal - internationally acclaimed, a gift of presidents and treasured ... Show synopsis For one hundred years Steuben has represented the epitome of American crystal - internationally acclaimed, a gift of presidents and treasured possession of collectors. But not everyone who can afford to buy Steuben crystal intuitively appreciates its quality, history, and inherent value. Steuben Glass: A Legacy to Share dispels the mystery and introduces in compelling words and striking images the colorful history, artisanship, quality, and enduring value infused in every piece of Steuben glass. Images tell the Steuben story in this volume: vintage photographs reveal its history; journalistic shots chronicle the painstaking process of designing, forming, finishing, and engraving a piece of Steuben by hand; and still-life images present the sculptural beauty of current master works. New photographs commissioned especially for this book, historical photography from Steuben's vast archive, and brief introductory texts and extended captions are seamlessly integrated through an innovative, sophisticated design to reflect Steuben's new, forward-looking approach as it launches into its second century.