Synopses & Reviews
Informative and imaginative, this illustrated exploration of the many and colorful uses of leaded glass offers one of the world's greatest authorities on Tiffany glass as its guide. Author Alastair Duncan extends the applications of leaded glass into three dimensions, spotlighting a stunning series of creations that ranges from lamps to sculpture. His survey starts with the basic composition and characteristics of glass and concludes with detailed finishing operations, encompassing traditional and stained glass items; the Tiffany revival; varieties of glass and tools; the soldering process; methods of cutting glass; design; creating window ornaments; lead came lampshades; and copper foil techniques. Profusely illustrated, this expert guide represents an instructive and inspiring companion to glass crafters at every level of experience. Unabridged republication of the edition published by B. T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1975. 252 black-and-white illustrations. 8 full-color illustrations. Bibliography. Index.
Illustrated survey with expert on Tiffany glass as its guide. Topics include traditional and stained glass items; Tiffany revival; varieties of glass and tools; soldering; cutting glass; design; window ornaments; lead cane lampshades; copper foil techniques. For crafters at every level of experience. 252 black-and-white illustrations. 8 full-color illustrations. Bibliography. Index.