From the 'soft modernism' of Scandinavian furniture to the sleek, clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglioni brothers in Italy, Judith Miller's Mid-century Modern takes an in-depth look at the artefacts and designers that shaped one of the most exciting periods of design history. Extensively illustrated chapters explore the most desirable interiors, furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period. Key pieces are placed in an historical context with coverage of innovations in design, production methods and materials. Every item shown is accompanied by a price code to help value and appraise your Mid-Century collection. The ends with an invaluable illustrated directory of more than 175 key designers, from Alvar Aalto to Frantisek Zemek. Miller's Mid-century Modern is a handsome and informative guide to this important and enduring style and is destined to become a classic work of reference on the subject.
Beautiful color photographs of over 1,000 paperweights bring to life the authors' passion for collecting these art treasures made of glass and crystal, color and imagination. Paperweights from the 1840s to the 1980s are displayed. The history, development, production techniques, and informative histories of the paperweight makers, glass studios, and independent artists are presented, along with hints for collectors. Museum information, a helpful bibliography, and tips for the care of paperweights round out this enjoyable book, which is packed with stunning artwork for those who love beautiful things.
During the Great Depression, glass companies turned to machine made methods to produce inexpensive, colorful glass for the table and kitchen. Green was a popular color for this glassware and its popularity is very evident today among collectors. This book, the first of its kind to extensively cover only Depression Era green glass, contains over 250 color photographs illustrating a wide variety of pieces. Examples of forty-six patterns and brief histories of the glass companies are included, along with a chapter of incidental pieces from such firms as Anchor Hocking, Bartlett-Collins, Federal, Hazel-Atlas, Imperial, L.E. Smith, U.S. Glass and others. Authors Monica Lynn Clements and Patricia Rosser Clements have created an indispensable guide for all who collect Depression Era glass and enjoy the beauty of green glassware.
Corning's PYREX(R) glassware was created in the early 1900s to meet the needs of the expanding American railroad system, but American housewives' love of this recognizable, useful, and popular glass grew from the vast assortment of kitchen glass that followed. PYREX(R) brand kitchen glass was the first product that allowed one to prepare, cook, and store in the same piece, and as the twentieth century progressed, PYREX(R) options increased and color was added. You can usually tell what year a person got married by the color of the PYREX(R) in the kitchen cabinet This expanded edition explores those colors along with the clear ovenware, Flameware, laboratory glass and now for the first time, restaurantware. There are more than 150 additional color photographs, advertisements, and catalog pages proving once again that this is the most inclusive and necessary book in print on this subject of PYREX(R).
This book and its companion volume are the first in English to survey the entire range of Scandinavian glass companies and designers. Their beautiful glass has spawned one of the hottest collecting fields today. The volumes are divided by color, with the dark tones of Smoke and the clear crystal of Ice included in this book. Each volume has hundreds of color photographs chronicling the creations that arose out of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway. Together these nations were responsible for producing some of the most extraordinary glass of the 20th century. Here is the high quality designer glass produced by skilled teams of glassmakers working at Orrefors, Kosta, iittala, Nuutajarvi, Riihimaki, Hadeland, Strombergshyttan, and Johansfors led in technical virtuosity and design innovation. Designers such as Tapio Wirkkala, Timo Sarpaneva, Vicke Lindstrand, Edward Hald, Nanny Still, Erik Hoglund, and dozens of others contributed more to 20th-century factory glass production than any group outside of Italy. With detailed captions, signatures and labels, company histories, designer biographies, a comprehensive bibliography, index, and price guide, this book -- along with its companion volume Fire & Sea -- will surely become the standard reference on Scandinavian glass and essential for collectors, dealers, researchers, curators, and anyone interested in modern design.
A tradition of creating beautiful Scandinavian art glass began in the 1930s and continues today. The well known companies Orrefors, Kosta, iittala, Nuutajarvi Notsjo, Holmegaard, Riihimaen Lasi, and other less famous firms, have been on the creative edge of glass design for over three quarters of century. This long-awaited book chronicles their work in color and is a companion to the authors' earlier work on colorless, smoky, and engraved glass. This is the first book to cover all the major and many of the minor companies, revealing how each country (Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Norway) had its particular color palette and style. With more than 700 full color photos, comprehensive design biographies, company histories, close-ups of labels and signatures, bibliography, index, and price guide, this volume will be indispensible to collectors, dealers, and scholars interested in Scandinavian glass and 20th century design.
Almost every shoreline offers up worlds of adventure, archaeology, science, and the arts in the form of sea glass and ceramic shards. These discarded remains pull beachcombers into a world of startling revelation; a world of history founded on documented research and broadened by the imagination. Recognized expert on sea glass, C.S. Lambert guides readers through her personal collection, revealing the fascinating true stories of each piece's origin. Lambert shares the story behind the design ofvintage bottles, the hidden purpose of mysterious pieces of sea glass, and the history of china patterns and ceramic dolls. She also shares some of the rarest specimens of sea glass, for some of which there are only one or two pieces known to be in existence. It's a treat for sea glass aficionados everywhere.
- Basic Flowers
- Sea Glass Shadow Box
- Gel Candle with Sea Glass
- Terra Cotta Pot Candle Holder
- Memory Locket
- Bird Bath Bedside Table
- Sea Glass Win Stoppers
- Sea Glass earrings
- Napkin Rings
- Sea Glass Wreath Picture
- Snowman Ornament
- And more
Sea glass can be purchased in bulk online, but it is way more fun to collect on your own. On your next trip to the beach, when you find yourself swimming in these treasures, be sure to utilize the lessons in this book to create something truly homemade, unique, and beautiful. It's a perfect activity for anyone interested in jewelry-making or crafting, or for someone looking to learn a new hobby.
The perfect guide for both seasoned and novice seaglunkers, The Sea Glass Hunter's Handbook reveals how to locate the best beaches and predict optimum conditions; understand coastal access laws; determine the personal and professional value of sea glass' and identify the source of individual fragments. Sea glass connects civilization and nature, often in surprising ways. This guide investigates how tiny bits of glass and ceramic have engaged generations of avid collectors throughout the world.