Glass Art and Glass Artists
Masters of the Art
Paperback ISBN: 0295977566
Published to accompany an exhibition circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Full-page and smaller photos represent 53 pieces created by 13 glassworking artists. After a brief overview, the text profiles each artist's career, techniques, and approaches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Best of Modern Swedish Art Glass
Orrefors and Kosta 1930-1970: With Price Guide
Hardcover ISBN: 0977779807
Despite the high level of collector interest in modern Scandinavian art glass, there have been few if any publications devoted exclusively to Swedish glass made from 1930-1970, and none that have attempted to provide the collector with the background needed to fully understand the forces that determine prices in this market. The author sets forth a concise history of the two major Swedish glass producers during their peak decades, identifies those artists and designs that are of primary importance, and assigns estimated values to these works. The focus of this work is on limited production, "high end" designs, rather than on the commercial output of these firms. The text is illustrated with color photos from the author's own outstanding collection as well as a number of illustrations supplied by Bo Knutsson Art & Antiques, perhaps Sweden's leading dealer in 20th century Swedish glass.
Contemporary Kiln-Formed Glass
A World Survey
Hardcover ISBN: 0812242327
Handsomely illustrated with over 200 color photographs and thoroughly researched, Contemporary Kiln-formed Glass showcases the work of the leading international glass makers and discusses their individual methods and philosophies.
The Essential Dale Chihuly
Hardcover ISBN: 0810958120
He turns glass into art, artists into glassmakers, children into artists, and adults into children. Meet Dale Chihuly, the Tiffany of the 21st century, who has pioneered a demanding new art form that blends performance art, sculpture, and environments in the creation of spectacularly colorful worlds.
Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass
Hardcover ISBN: 1555953557
Whitehouse, director of the Corning Museum, has begun the task of cataloging its impressive collection of Islamic glass with this catalog, the first of a projected three. Beautifully presented in an oversized volume (9.25x12"), the catalog covers early Islamic works from the 8th-11th centuries, presenting a color plate and descriptive entry for each of the 595 vessels or fragments. The entries include dimensions, date, description and, in most cases, additional comments concerning provenance, comparable works, method of production, and a bibliography. Among the appendices is an essay controversy over the origins of the Corning Hedwig beaker, and notes on other rock crystal works. Whitehouse also includes an essay on relief-cut glass with zoomorphic decoration. The volume will be essential for students and scholars of the history of Islamic art. Distributed by Hudson Hills Press. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Hardcover ISBN: 0810981181
This lovely volume features an informative text complemented by beautiful illustrations of Tiffany's stunning accomplishments, including the famous lamps, stained-glass windows, mosaics, jewelry, paintings, enamels, bronzes, and much more.
The Stained Glass of Harry Clarke
Hardcover ISBN: 1845889711
A complete and definitive full-colour collection of the stained- glass art of Harry Clarke, this lavish production covers the history and the technique of the arist, together with a stunning display of his work around the world.