The history of glass and glassmaking is shown here through 400 works from ancient times to those created using the latest technology. Glass is the guiding motif of a journey through time, space, and the various cultures that have interpreted and used this material over the centuries. The volume gathers together both rarities and masterpieces of ...
The history of glass and glassmaking is shown here through 400 works from ancient times to those created using the latest technology. Glass is the guiding motif of a journey through time, space, and the various cultures that have interpreted and used this material over the centuries. The volume gathers together both rarities and masterpieces of glass art from important public and private collections of antique, modern and contemporary glass, including works by Dale Chihuly and Sandy Skoglund. It studies in greater depth some themes which have emerged over the centuries: symbol and myth, nature and ten thematic rooms: from the Room of Water to the Room of Nature, the Room of Play to the Room of Geometry, the Room of Fragments to the Room of the Orient, the Room of the Body to the Room of the Sacred and Profane, and from the Room of Everyday Life to the Room of the Fantastic. The volume is completed by the Techniques and Materials Section, which follows the various steps in the glassmaking process, from the raw materials to the latest generation of technological glass products and ends by examining the relationship between glass and ecology.
Slight shelfwear including bumps on lower edge, else near new condition, covers bright, text clean & binding tight / small closed tear & rubbed dust jacket. Size: 9.75" x 11.25", 285pp, profusely illustrated.
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NF/VG. Black boards with white lettering. Color-illus. white dj with white lettering on black spine.285 pp. with color and bw images throughout. Pertinent ephemera laid in. First published for the exhibition held in Aosta, Italy. The book takes the form of a journey throught glas that have transcended time and space, organized by themes, rather than chronologically. The different sections look at technical character and present artists and designers and their personalities and all sorts of glass from functional to sculptural to installations. Beautiful pieces.
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