New. English. This reprint edition is the definitive book on the Steuben Glass Works and co-founder Frederick Carder. The special types of glass for which he was famed in the 1890-1930s era are presented, including Aurene, Tyrian, Verre de Soie, Cyprian, Ivrene, Cintra, Cluthra, Intarsia, Diatreta, and others, as well as all colors and the engraved, cut, and etched patterns. The photographs and line drawings from the Steuben catalogs bring the glass to life. A new Foreword by David Whitehouse and an Introduction by Paul N. Perrot, both of The Corning Museum of Glass, introduce this edition to a new generation of glass enthusiasts. The chapter on Carder's "rediscovery" of the lost wax process and the reproduction of the various Steuben trademarks and Carder's signatures help make this a superlative reference work for collectors, dealers, artists, designers, and historians. Index 8 1/2" x 11" 300 b/w photos, 7, 000 line drawings, 80 color photos.
New. Book The life work of the famed Steuben technician and designer, including all his achievements in the world of glassmaking by Paul V. Gardner400 photographs, over 80 in full color, 7, 000 catalog line drawingsThis is a high quality reprint of The Glass of Frederick Carder, the definitive story of one of the most talented men in the history of glassmaking, the distinguished co-founder of the Steuben Glass Works. Described in complete detail and pictured in thirty-two pages of color and hundreds of black-and-white photographs and drawings are all the special types of glass for which Carder was so justly famed. They include the glorious iridescent Aurene in all its rich shades, the Tyrian, the Verre de Soie, Cyprian, Ivrene, Cintra, Cluthra, Intarsia, Diateta, and many others. Most of these have been imitated but never duplicated. The author, who served as Carder's assistant for a decade and remained a devoted friend for thirty years, was uniquely qualified to tell the Carder story and explain his methods and techniques. Exhaustive research enabled Mr. Gardner to list all the varied colors Carder used and the names of the scores of patterns in which his glass was engraved, cut, and etched. Of particular interest to the sophisticated collector will be the chapter telling of carder's rediscovery of the lost wax process, and the reproduction of the various Steuben trademarks and Carder's signatures. This account is further enriched with nearly three hundred black-and-white photographs of the great glassmaker and specimens of his work. Approximately seven thousand line drawings from the Steuben catalogs, along with their identifying numbers, will be especially useful in detecting forgeries.
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