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Looking at Glass (Looking At...)

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Publisher Comments:

This newest publication in the popular Looking At series deals with glass terminology. The often arcane technical terms relating to the production and decoration of glass, as well as names of special shapes of glass beakers, are defined in succinct language. Ranging from ancient Roman moldmade glass to modern pressed glass, this glossary is a handy guide for museum-goers and anyone interested in the art of glassmaking.

Illustrated with samples of Roman, Renaissance, Victorian, and modern glass, as well as engravings showing glassmakers at work, the book is both a visual delight and an informative small reference work. Objects shown are from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. A short bibliography rounds out the volume.

Book News Annotation:

This attractive small volume contains a glossary of the terms, styles, and techniques used to make glass, with many well chosen color illustrations of examples in the Getty, the Corning Glass, and the Victoria and Albert Museums. The authors (both are curators at the Getty) provide a brief introduction to the history of glass.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Catherine Hess is associate curator in the Getty Museum's Department of Sculpture. Karol Wight is associate curator in the Getty Museum's Department of Antiquities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892367504
Author:
Hess, Catherine
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Karol
Author:
Wight, Karol
Author:
Wight, Karol B
Author:
null, Catherine
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Glass & Glassware
Subject:
Glass
Subject:
Architecture | Art Instruction
Subject:
Art and Architecture | Art Instruction
Subject:
Art & Architecture | Art Instruction
Subject:
Crafts-Glass Technique
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Looking At...
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
81
Pages:
108
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

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