Synopses & Reviews
Like much of Dale Chihuly's work, Chihuly Over Venice was not simply an installation--it was an enthralling experience. This colorful journal documents the culmination of Chihuly's artistic odyssey from his Seattle hotshop to four of the greatest glassmaking centers in the world: Nuutajarvi, Finland; Waterford, Ireland; Monterrey, Mexico; and finally Venice, Italy. Chihuly and his American team worked in each country with local glassblowers to create a series of Chandeliers. The outcome was distinctively "Chihuly": fourteen brilliant Chandeliers graced the campos and canals of Venice for a remarkable time in September 1996. Full-color photographs record for readers the installations as they were assembled and completed along the waterways. An extensive chronology provides background on the artist's career.
Bound like an artist's sketchbook with a tipped-in image of a Venice Canal, gondola and glass sculpture, "Chihuly over Venice" documents the culmination of this amazing artistic odyssey that took the artist from his Seattle Boathouse hot shop to Nuutajarvi, Finland; Waterford, Ireland; Monterrey, Mexico; and finally Venice. Writer William Warmus chronicles the culmination of this two-year project with his diary entries. Full-color photographs record for readers the installations as they were assembled. An extensive chronology traces the artist's career.