Title: Glass Art : Reflecting the Centuries. ...
Publisher: Prestel Verlag, Munich-Berlin-London-New York
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition
384 pp. 363 colour illustrations. 89 b/w illustrations. Catalogue of the collection of the Glasmuseum Hentrich, Düsseldorf featuring examples from the pre-Roman era up to the present day. Text by the chief curator of the museum Helmut Ricke. Appendices include historical maps, glossary of terms and techniques, examples of imitations and historical fakes, bibliography and name index. As new in original publisher's shrink wrap with faint pressure mark across the back panel otherwise no apparent wear or damage. Due to weight (1.75 kg/3.85 lbs + packaging) extra shipping charges are required for international orders. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007045
Synopsis: The Glasmuseum Hentrich in Dusseldorf's Museum Kunst Palast, one of the world's most wide-ranging glass collections, is the basis for this illustrated exploration of glass art, written by the collection's longtime director, Helmut Ricke. Glass was the first man-made material, and nearly every civilization made use of its flexibility, resilience and variety. Containing images from the collection as well as maps and drawings, this volume covers all periods of glass-making from pre-Roman, Roman, Islamic, Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque times, the 19th century, and up to the 1990s. It includes examples of enamelled and cut glass, as well as elaborate works from Persia, India and China, all of which influenced the Art Nouveau period, widely considered the heyday of decorative glass. A detailed appendix provides background information on the mechanics of glass, including smelting, refining and manufacturing.
From the Publisher: Glass was the first man-made material, and nearly every civilization made use of its flexibility, resilience, and variety. Brimming with colorful images from the collection as well as maps and drawings, this book covers all periods of glassmaking from pre-Roman, Roman, Islamic, Mediaeval, Renaissance and Baroque times, the 19th century and up to the 1990s. It includes stunning examples of enameled and cut glass, as well as elaborate works from Persia, India and China, all of which influenced the Art Noveau period, widely considered the heyday of decorative glass. A detailed appendix provides background information on the mechanics of glass, including smelting, refining, and manufacturing. A valuable resource for anyone interested in this ancient medium, this magnificent catalog highlights a world-famous collection of glass art.
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