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Glass (A Short History)

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Illustrated with 120 superb pieces, Glass: A Short History brings to life a centuries-old craft that has served many purposes, styles, and cultures. Until the first century BC, glass was made only in Western Asia, Egypt, and the Mediterranean regions; its manufacture then spread to China and other areas. The peoples of the Roman Empire included the most versatile glassmakers in the ancient world, leading to both widely available low-cost  glassware and stunning  luxury glass. During  the Middle Ages, Islamic glassworkers  decorated  their fine cut glass with gilding and brilliant enamel. In the 15th century, the focus of luxury glassmaking shifted to Venice. Glassmaking  in Europe  was transformed again in the 17th  century, when thick-walled  objects with cut and engraved ornament were in great demand.

By the nineteenth century,  glassmaking was well established in America, where, as in Europe, industrial processes were developed to supply the rapidly expanding population with glassware for daily use. Within the past 50 years glass has gained acceptance as a medium for artistic expression, and the Studio Glass Movement, born in the United  States, has inspired artists all over the world to explore its unique properties. Glass tells this sweeping story from ancient times to the present in an accessible text with gorgeous examples.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    David Whitehouse
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    128
    Publisher:
    Smithsonian (May 29, 2012)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781588343246
    ISBN-10:
    1588343243
    Weight:
    24.64oz
    Dimensions:
    7.75" x 9.98" x 0.67"
    Case Pack:
    20
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH-20170528_063743-RH-NA-PHYSICAL-FULL-21-20170530-1.xml
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    $25.90
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
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