Venetian Glass: Confections in Glass 1855-1914

Venetian Glass: Confections in Glass

Some 100 exquisite, full-page, color photographs by John Bigelow Taylor are accompanied by text from New York glass dealer Barr. They survey art glass pieces made in Venice during the 19th and 20th centuries; among them are goblets, vases, decanters embellished with dragons, serpents, birds, and flowers. Often details are also shown in closeups. No index. The CiP data shows the subtitle as Confections of the Glassmaker's Art. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

  • Brand: Brand: Harry N. Abrams
  • ASIN: 0810939398

Murano Magic: Complete Guide to Venetian Glass, Its History and Artists (Schiffer Art Books)

Murano Magic: Complete Guide to Venetian Glass, Its

The islands of Murano, in the lagoon of Venice, have been a sheltered community of glass artists for at least 700 years, leading the world in blown techniques and design of beautiful and functional objects. This new study captures the artistry of Murano glass as well as the multi-generational world of discovery, innovation, alliances, and realliances that have fostered that artistry. With 250 stunning color photographs of Murano glass art and a detailed text that includes historical information and family trees, this book is original in its comprehensive presentation of the artists, both past and present. The seasoned collector will find this an invaluable sourcebook for untangling Murano relationships and tracking individual careers. The novice and curious visitor will find an easy, carefully-structured introduction to the bold beauty of Venetian glass.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Publishing
  • ASIN: 0764319469

Venetian Glass: 20th Century Italian Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection

Venetian Glass: 20th Century Italian Glass from the

Italian art glass of the twentieth century represents a high point in the history of the medium. In this century, such legendary Muranese factories as Venini, Seguso and Barovier & Toso, among others, joined forces with major artists, architects, designers and skilled glassworkers to renovate and expand the traditions of excellence that had been the hallmarks of Venetian glass for centuries. From experiments in new forms, colors and techniques in the first decades of the century, through the golden years of Italian preeminence in the field at mid-century, to the influx of talented artists from other countries today, Venetian glasswork of the twentieth century is a testament to creative spirit and artistic innovation. Presented at the American Craft Museum from fall 2000 through winter 2001, Venetian Glass: Twentieth Century Italian Glass from the Olnick Spanu Collection is one of the first comprehensive overviews of twentieth-century Italian glass art in the United States, and the first in this country to present a heretofore unknown private collection of Italian glass masterworks. The extraordinary design by Massimo Vignelli coupled with the stunning photographs by Luca Vignelli give life and texture to each piece. Responding to the dearth of publications about twentieth-century...

  • Brand: Brand: Charta
  • ASIN: 8881582961

Venetian Glass 1890-1990

Venetian Glass

Superb large-scale colour photographs, including many of previously unpublished rare pieces in private collections, illustrate the unrivalled quality of 20th century glassmaking in Venice.

  • Brand: Brand: Arsenale Editrice
  • ASIN: 8877431199

Venetian Glass: From Modern to Contemporary (Tools Collector)

Venetian Glass: From Modern to Contemporary (Tools

The history of Venetian glassmaking technique and a wide collection of different colourful masterpieces. Text in English and Italian

  • ASIN: 8871792084

Tagliapietra: A Venetian Glass Maestro

Tagliapietra: A Venetian Glass

Forewords by Thomas S. Buechner and Susanne K. Frantz This book of stunning color photographs provides a wordless overview of the career of Lino Tagliapietra, one of the greatest living glass masters. 107 Pages; Hardcover Published in 1998

  • Brand: Brand: Vitrum Links for Publishing
  • ASIN: 1902535014

Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750

Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style,

This beautifully illustrated compendium of glass objects from the Corning Museum of Glass explores the transparency, brilliance, intricate forms, and fragility of Venetian cristallo that has fascinated for centuries.

  • Brand: Brand: Hudson Hills
  • ASIN: 0872901572

Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917

Venetian Glass Mosaics:

This is the first comprehensive book on Venetian mosaics of the nineteenth century. It illustrates work by both the Salviati Company and the Venice and Murano Glass and Mosaic Company. A carefully researched work, Venetian Glass addresses the revival of the art of Venetian mosaic making in the mid-nineteenth century and discusses the complicity of both Antonio Salviati and Sir Austen Henry Layard in that revival. It is a comprehensive work, illustrating Salviati's earliest surviving mosaics, the 1860 mosaic decoration of the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore and continuing through his company's last commission, the Stanford Memorial Church in Palo Alto, California. The recovered art of Venetian mosaic in the late-nineteenth- and early twentieth-century is now seen as one of the most important aesthetic achievements of the Victorian-Edwardian era. Neglected and unappreciated for decades, surviving mosaics are being cleaned and restored worldwide. Whether highly visible monuments in major cities or small

  • ASIN: 1851495487


Dale Chihuly presents the most flamboyant and whimsical of all Chihuly's series. The voluptuous glass pieces, shown in full-color, were inspired by Art Deco Venetian glass during Chihuly's Fullbright scholarship in Venice. With collaboration between Chihuly and glass master Lino Tagliapietra, the series evolved over a period of only seven blowing sessions. Though at their core, the Venetians are vessels of some sort, they explode outward when wrapped with spiraling coils, leaves, feathers, and claws in startling color combinations. Chihuly chronicles the evolution of the series in his reflective essay included in this volume. His bold and colorful drawings illustrate how the artist guided his team to make these pieces. This oversized book offers a breathtaking view of Chihuly's Venetians, which, more than any other of his series, embody personality and individual character. This book begins with an essay by Ron Glowen. 1989 Hardcover; 10" x 14" ; 132 pages, 61 color reproductions.

  • Brand: Brand: Twin Palms Pub
  • ASIN: 094409208X

Venetian Glass of the 1890s: Salviati at Stanford University

Venetian Glass of the 1890s: Salviati at Stanford

An introductoy essay explore the art of Venetian glass blowing, a tradition that goes back more than a thousand years. This art fell into decline during the eighteenth century and collapsed with the fall of the Venetian Republic. in 1797. The revival of glass making in the middle of the nineteenth century was largely due to Antonio Salviati (1816-1890), a lawyer from Vicenza. As production increased, Salviati glass could be found in London, Paris, and New York. The Stanford family first became involved with the Salviati firm in 1883, and the collection was eventually donated to the University as an expression of gratitude for the extensive mosaic commissions from its co-founder, Jane Lathrop Stanford.This sumptuously illustrated book illustrates and describes the 245 pieces of Salviati glass that were presented the Leland Stanford Junior Museum at the end of the nineteenth century. It accompanies an exhibition at the Iris & B. Gerard Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, California.

  • ASIN: 0856675458
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