Masters of the Art
ISBN10: 0295977566 ISBN13: 9780295977560 Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr Published: Mar 1 1999 Pages: 65 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 11.00" Width: 8.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
Glass is one of the world's oldest materials for art and, in America, one of the newest. In the United States in the last 30 years, glass has emerged as a vital component of America's visual arts. Glass, basically sand melted to a liquid with the consistency of honey, can be blown into fragile bubbles, cast into sculptural architectural components, fused, painted, carved, and engraved, to name only a few techniques in the glass artist's vocabulary.
This survey includes recent examples of art in glass by 13 artists selected from more than a thousand in the United States. They follow no single trend or tradition but draw freely from the world and its visual history. Whether their art takes inspiration from Egyptian canopic jars, medieval stained-glass windows, or Venetian glass techniques, American artists working in glass use the world for their sketchbooks and are masters of their art.