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Superb large-scale colour photographs, including many of previously unpublished rare pieces in private collections, illustrate the unrivalled quality of 20th century glassmaking in Venice.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

Italian Glass: Century 20 (Schiffer Book for Collectors with Price Guide) (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Italian Glass: Century 20 (Schiffer Book for Collectors

This long-awaited book will be a valuable tool for collectors, dealers, and researchers of modern Italian glass. Most comprehensive volumes are written in Italian, and none includes a value guide. This one, in English, includes information and photographs that will make this book a standard reference on the subject. With approximately 700 full color photos of almost 1000 examples of glass from 1900 to 2000, and an emphasis on the highly collectible mid-century period, nearly every company and technique is represented. Company histories, designer biographies, glossary, bibliography, index, and value guide make this an ideal reference book.

  • ASIN: 0764319299

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 Beads Mosaic Glass & Murrine

Venetian Beads Mosaic Glass &

  • ASIN: B003S3JQLA

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

The Venetian Colour

The Venetian

While the importance of color to the Venetian pictorial tradition has been almost endlessly observed and discoursed upon, never before has this critical topic received so wide-ranging, perceptive, and original a synthesis. Methodically, but with a sometimes uncanny visual sensitivity, Hills (Warwick Univ., England) reconstructs the range and nuance of the Venetian palette as it manifests itself in the specific materials employed in the city's architectural and urban fabric, mosaics, minor arts, textiles, and painting. The evolving and expanding range of coloristic decisions and innovations that culminate in the masterpieces of Bellini, Giorgione, and Titian are savored within the unique effects of Venice's ambiance. Adeptly integrated with the author's always perceptive analyses is a fascinating array of contemporary documents that lay the foundation for the understanding, reading, and appreciation of color as a social phenomenon.

  • ASIN: 0300081359

Made in Venice: A Travel Guide to Murano Glass, Carnival Masks, Gondolas, Lace, Paper, & More (Laura Morelli's Authentic Arts)

Made in Venice: A Travel Guide to Murano

Follow the link inside this book to get a free copy of the companion guide, Laura Morelli's Artisans of VeniceGoing to Venice, Italy?Don't buy anything in Venice until you read this book!If you're traveling to Venice, Italy, you want to go home with a special souvenir: a piece of Murano glass, a work of Burano lace, a carnival mask, or one of the city's famous luxury fabrics. But selecting which mask or which goblet to buy can be an intimidating experience. How do you know if you're buying something authentic, something made in Venice, something made in a traditional way? How do you determine if you've fallen prey to one of the city's many tourist traps?˃˃˃ Buyer Beware: Venice is full of tourist traps and mass-produced souvenirs passed off as authentic. Do you know how to tell the treasures from the trash? In Venice, it's not easy to tell the treasures from the trash. This is true now more than ever before, as increasing numbers of carnival masks, glass, and other souvenirs flood into Venice, imported from overseas and passed off as authentic. There is no substitute for an educated buyer. Laura Morelli leads you to the city's most authentic arts--the centuries-old trades of mask making, glass blowing, wood turning, silk spinning, and other traditions. Wouldn't you rather supp...

  • ASIN: B00Q55M9T4

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

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 Art Glass: American Collection 1840-1970

Venetian Art Glass: American Collection

Rare glass objects from the latter half of the nineteenth century illustrate the beginning of the effort to revive art glass production in Murano. Magnificent examples of murrine, a type of glassware, represent the early twentieth century, some of them with designs by Hans Stoltenberg-Lerche. The lively 1930s and 1940s are notable for the glass produced by the Barovier factory, followed by the colourful and glowing 1950s and 1960s objects of Dino Martens, Ansolo Fuga, Fulvio Bianconi et al. Very rare glass objects from the collaboration between Fucina degli Angeli and artists of international standing, including Cocteau, Picasso and Kokoschka, round off this documentary encompassing more than a century of Murano art glass. Included here is an historical survey of Murano glass, thanks to one of the largest and most important American private collections, providing fresh insights into the field of Italian glass. Superlative photographs, contemporary documents and archive material, fresh information

  • Brand: Brand: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt
  • ASIN: 3897902052

Venetian Glass in the 1890s: Salviati at Stanford University

Venetian Glass in 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

The Venetian Glass Bead: 24 Colorful Jewelry Projects

The Venetian Glass Bead: 24 Colorful Jewelry

Millefiori, foil, Klimt, Miro – these are just a few of the colorful Venetian glass bead styles taking center stage in Kathy Fox’s illuminating book. Fully detailed and beautifully photographed, the step-by-step instructions for 24 modern jewelry projects using wire wrapping, bead crochet, knotting, stringing, and simple stitching will entice any reader into becoming a Venetian glass bead artist. She also shares the rich history and tradition behind this old-world art form, and provides useful tips for identifying authentic Venetian and Murano beads, guiding readers to informed buying decisions.

  • ASIN: 0871164159
  • UPC: 064465164158

James Mongrain in the George R. Stroemple Collection: Reinterpreting Venetian Tradition

James Mongrain in the George R. Stroemple Collection:

The Stroemple Collection boasts more than five hundred vintage Venetian vessels that illustrate the height of Venetian glassblowing during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In 2012, George Stroemple commissioned James Mongrain―Dale Chihuly's current gaffer and an exceptional glass artist―to make a series of ten vessels to replicate major examples of vintage Venetian glass in the Stroemple Collection. The finished pieces exemplify Mongrain's extraordinary ability to re-create traditional Venetian mastery in glass.Since then, the Stroemple Collection has commissioned Mongrain to make more series, all based on the historic works in the Stroemple Collection. For these, Mongrain uses traditional techniques and imagery to reimagine the Venetian style, working on a large scale to create monumental and sculptural pieces that reference tradition but are firmly within contemporary glassmaking. This book documents each of the James Mongrain commissions and will also include various examples of historic Venetian glass that inspired Mongrain in the making of these series.

  • Brand: Marquand Books
  • ASIN: 0997249234

Glass Exchange between Europe and China, 1550-1800: Diplomatic, Mercantile and Technological Interactions (Transculturalisms, 1400-1700)

Glass Exchange between Europe and China, 1550-1800: Diplomatic,

In this study, Emily Byrne Curtis explores as her subject lenses, spectacles, aventurine glass, and windows found in China from the sixteenth century. She traces their technological development back to the glassworks in Murano, Venice, and explores their significance in terms of Venice's commerce with China. Because glassware also figured among the gifts which three papal legates from the Vatican presented to the Kangxi and Yongzheng emperors, the author examines many documents from the archives in Rome and the Vatican; the study therefore touches, to an extent, on the history of the Catholic Church in China. Curtis also discusses in the volume some contemporary Chinese references and verses to European glassware, and in the case of enamel materials, she discloses the pronounced effect their use had upon the decor of Chinese porcelains.

  • ASIN: 1138254088

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

  • Brand: ACC Art Books
  • 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: 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

Italian"Bàcaro" Stemless Wine Glasses (Gift Box Set of 6)

Italian"Bàcaro" Stemless Wine Glasses (Gift Box Set of

How to Drink Wine Like an Italian.Bàcaro is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food and good, young local wines in delightfully charming and informal glasses with an everyday vibe that says "relax and enjoy!" Introducing to the American table a set of six 5-ounce stemless wine glasses that reflect something of Italian simplicity, of cucina povera and down-to-earth authenticity -- function over form -- without pretentious flourishes. There is also something tactile and comforting, a satisfying degree of purpose about these small peasant glasses, just right with humble food shared amongst friends. Offered in a Gift Box Set of 6, for keeping or giving.

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  • UPC: 608819366111

Unto Us a Son Is Given

Unto Us a Son Is

The latest of Donna Leon's bestselling Venice crime novelsAs a favour to his wealthy father-in-law, the Count Falier, Commissario Guido Brunetti agrees to investigate the seemingly innocent wish of the Count’s best friend, the elderly and childless Gonzalo, to adopt a younger man as his son. Under Italian inheritance laws, this man would become the sole heir to Gonzalo’s substantial fortune, something which Gonzalo’s friends, including the Count, find appalling. For his part, Brunetti wonders why they're so intent on meddling in the old man's business.Not long after Brunetti meets with Gonzalo, the elderly man unexpectedly passes away from natural causes. Old and frail, Gonzalo’s death goes unquestioned, and a few of his oldest friends gather in Venice to plan the memorial service. But when Berta, a striking woman and one of Gonzalo’s closest confidantes, is strangled in her hotel room, Brunetti is drawn into long-buried secrets from Gonzalo’s past. What did Berta know? And who would go to such lengths to ensure it would remain hidden?Once again, Donna Leon brilliantly follows the twists and turns of the human condition, set against the ebb and flow of Venetian life.

  • ASIN: 1787463192

The Venetians: Modern Glass, 1919-1990

The Venetians: Modern Glass,

  • ASIN: 0962458503

The Glassblower of Murano

The Glassblower of

  • ASIN: B004L62ENA

The Art of BMW: 90 Years of Motorcycle Excellence

The Art of BMW: 90 Years of Motorcycle

The Art of BMW: 90 Years of Motorcycle Excellence presents stunning studio portraiture of the rolling sculpture that BMW has been creating for the past 90 years. Each bike portrait is accompanied by a concise, authoritative profile of the machine. All the classic bikes are here—pre-World War II BMWs like the R5 that defined performance in that era; the military R12 that carried the Wehrmacht as it blitzkrieged its way across Europe; the R75M that accompanied Rommel’s Panzers in North Africa; the Earles-forked R69S that offered the perfect platform for mounting a Steib sidecar; the R90S café racer; the K1 “flying brick”; and the GS (Gelände Sport) series that launched a dual-sport revolution. All the bike families are covered—the side-valve machines from the early years, the early overhead-valve performance bikes, the postwar Airheads and Oilheads, the four-cylinder and six-cylinder touring bikes, the early pushrod singles, the modern overhead-cam singles, the latest parallel twins, and inline-four cylinder sport bikes. From the first model, the R32 that launched BMW's motorcycle dynasty, to the latest (and fastest) model, the World Super Bike dominating S1000RR, this book captures nearly a century of motorcycling excellence.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0760344124
  • UPC: 752748344129


Two hundred full-color photographs and an informative text trace the history of the chandelier from its earliest candle-lit forms to the avant-garde creations of the present day and offers an close-up look at the many styles of these popular light fittings and their makers. 25,000 first printing.

  • Brand: Brand: Bulfinch
  • ASIN: 0821227688
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