From Art Deco and Studio Glass to Bohemian and Scandinavian, 20th Century Glass covers all the designers, designs, and movements. With 1,100 individually priced items, this is one of the only full-color visual references to 20th century glass that includes historical information, international coverage, tips on buying, and a price guide.
In this stunning monograph, Berger presents her evocative light fixtures, functional objects, furnishings, and large-scale sculptures in combination with the diverse imagery and objects that inspired them. Obsessed with light for as long as she can remember, Alison Berger used to catch fireflies as a child and put them in glass jars - an activity that has inspired more than twenty years' worth of exquisite work in handblown glass. Using age-old glass-blowing techniques to create essential forms that capture light and its reflection in different configurations and times of day, Berger's unique process and its rich results feel at once Old World and modern. Featuring more than 200 full-color photographs of Berger's glassworks, sketches, sources, and studio, Alison Berger: Glass and Light celebrates the magic of light and the medium of glass as brought together by one of America's most innovative artists.
This brand new book introduces both specialists and generalists alike to the remarkable world of glass manufacture and design from the Ancient World to the present day, as presented in one of the world's great collections of glass.Published on the occasion of the opening of the new Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art, designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, lead architects of SANAA Ltd., Tokyo, in 2006, this book draws on the superb quality of the collections at Toledo. The Museum has consciously collected the best examples of the glassmaker's art across all ages. Today the Museum is internationally renowned for the quality and scope of its glass collection. The Museum has trail-blazed new areas of glass collecting. Thanks to its founder, glass industrialist Edward D. Libbey, the Museum has collected art in glass for more than a century. The Museum was also the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement in the 1960s. The opening of the Glass Pavilion will further enhance the Museum's leading position in this field of art - it will offer visitors the matchless experience of being able to see a broad range of historic glass next to studios where glass artists are creating works. In this way the Museum and this publication will provide a unique insight into the design and working of glass through the ages, all within the context of a purpose built art museum space. This volume presents more than 100 major examples of the glassmaker's art from ancient times to the present, accompanied by discursive texts written by leading writers. The combination of these thought-provoking entries and the wealth of illustration makes this title a must for specialist collectors and generalists alike.
This popular tour of sumptuous glass colors, decorative treatments, and forms (from baskets and bowls to sandwich trays and vases) produced by the famous Fenton Art Glass Company is back in a new edition, complete with new values for collectors. More than 840 color images provide a visual feast of the company's popular products, plus rare, unlisted, and experimental items. A brief history of the West Virginia company, listings of factory ware and mold numbers, a chronicle of the various colors produced in the many product lines, a bibliography, and values round out the eye-catching presentation.
The most complete listing of Fenton Milk Glass is now revised and expanded. The beautiful white and pastel Milk Glass made by Fenton Art Glass from 1940-1985 is described and displayed in over 470 striking color photographs. During this period, Fenton was the preeminent manufacturer of Milk Glass wares. One look at this book will show you why. Superb examples in the popular Hobnail and Silver Crest patterns abound along with Block & Star, Cactus, Daisey & Button, Regency, Rose, and many other popular patterns. Forms from ashtrays and candy boxes to tidbits and vases are featured with a history of the company, glossary, and bibliography. Newly updated market values are in the captions.
- A product of 20 years of research, this totally revised edition of this work includes new chapters on The First Glass, Art Deco, Modernism, Post Modernism, cocktail shakers, as well as 2,000 new images - The definitive work on the subject and an essential reference book This encyclopedic new edition of The Decanter bolsters the book's reputation as the definitive work on the subject. Researched and written by Andy McConnell, journalist and long-serving glass specialist on BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow, The Decanter is born of twenty years' extensive research. This edition is enlivened by several new chapters and the inclusion of two thousand new photographs and illustrations, most previously unpublished. In presenting the subject across a broad timescale - ranging from ancient Mesopotamia to the modern day - The Decanter presents the history of glassmaking from a decanter perspective. The engaging, accessible text explores the stylistic and technical evolution of fine glassmaking alongside its influences and social uses. Drawing from thousands of documentary sources and benefiting from the knowledge and experience of scores of experts in Britain, Europe and the United States, The Decanter is the most comprehensive history of fine glassmaking ever published.
-The Glass collection of contemporary glass represents the greatest achievements by a large and diverse group of important American and international artists This publication commemorates the public unveiling of the Sherwin and Shirley Glass Glass Collection at the Flint Institute of Arts in its new wing, dedicated to contemporary craft. Amassed during a ten-year period by Atlanta-based collectors Sherwin and Shirley Glass, this contemporary glass collection represents the greatest achievements by a large and diverse group of important international artists. With glass masterworks by more than 85 artists representing 19 countries around the world, this collection shows an explosion of creativity in the medium of glass from the late 20th through the early 21st century. In this catalog, FIA Executive Director John Henry demonstrates why Flint, Michigan, is an ideal location for a contemporary craft wing; Habatat Galleries Founder Ferd Hampson discusses how the Glasses collecting interests represented a "quest for the best;" and Patricia Grieve Watkinson contextualizes the Glass Glass Collection within international and American glass movements. Contents: Contemporary Craft in Flint - John B. Henry; A Quest for the Best - Ferdinand Hampson; Tradition, Innovation, and Meaning: The Sherwin and Shirley Glass Collection - Patricia Grieve Watkinson.