Author: Henry Thoreau
Publisher: Damiani Editore
Murano's glassmakers invented and defined so many of the craft's best-known effects - crystalline, enameled, gold-threaded, multicolored and milk glass - that it is impossible to conceive of it without their labors. Today's Murano craftsmen still use these ancient techniques, and in this photographic study, photographer Henry Thoreau takes us behind the scenes to offer a peek at their studios, factories and showrooms
Murano Glass: Themes and Variations = Thema und Variationen (1910–1970). ...
Wellillustratedsurvey of Muranoglass,includes section on “biographies ofthe
manufactories,”artists' biographies,andillustrated ... Murano: Behind the Glass.
Author: Tom McNulty
This book is for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.). Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research. Because the monetary value of artwork cannot be established without reference to the aesthetic qualities and art historical significance of our subject works, two substantial chapters detail the processes involved in researching and documenting the fine and decorative arts, respectively, and provide annotated bibliographies. Methods for assigning values for art objects are explored, and sources of price data, both in print and online, are identified and described in detail. In recent years, art historical scholarship increasingly has addressed issues related to the history of art and its markets: a chapter on resources for the historian of the art market offers a wide range of sources. Finally, provenance and art law are discussed, with particular reference to their relevance to dealers, collectors, artists and other art market stakeholders.
Throughout the 15th century, some of the most significant work in the history of
glass was produced in Murano. ... With the introduction of baroque ideas in the
17th century, their glass creations began to leave behind Renaissance canons
Author: Philippa Beveridge
Publisher: Lark Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Here's the first and only full-color book on the subject of "warm," or kiln-fired, glass in print. It provides a comprehensive look at one of the most popular skills for those working in the studio. With lavish illustrations, and all the processes involved in kiln-firing explained, the versatility of the dazzling technique of warm glass comes into clear focus. From fusing and slumping to casting and pâte de verre, everything is covered--complete with a corresponding graph on the firing cycle and information on the various types of glass, their compatibility, and their behaviors during firing. Invaluable tips tell how to avoid unexpected and unwanted effects, and also how to create a range of different results and finishes. Close-up pictures show each step in the process being carried out, and breathtaking photos display an inspirational gallery of finished works that are richly colored and gracefully shaped. A brief historical overview of glassmaking provides useful background.
4 : venini murano ITALIA Design : Fulvio Bianconi for Venini , Murano , 1954 Two
spiral threads , in smoky brown and lemon yellow embedded in colorless glass
and crossing each other in front and behind , are covered by 16 trailed - on ...
Author: Helmut Ricke
Publisher: Prestel Pub
"Two introductory essays trace the development of Italian art glass within the context of European glassmaking as a whole and examine the intimate world of glass manufacturing on Murano, with its unique combination of tradition and innovation. The superb color plates reproduce work by all the major designers and manufacturers. Italian art glass is not synonymous with Murano, however, and a notable feature of the book is the marvelous work produced in Milan by Erwin Burger and the firm Fontana Arte."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
BEHIND THE STAGE 171 Mass tourism also has had its impact on the little island
town of Murano ( current population ... this vital lure , as glass making was
converted into a industrial process throughout Europe , leaving Murano far
behind in ...
Author: Robert C. Davis
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
"The tourist Venice is Venice," Mary McCarthy once observed—a sentiment very much in line with what most of the fourteen million tourists who visit the city each year experience, but at the same time a painful reality for the 65,000 Venetians who actually live there. Venice is viewed from a new perspective in this engaging book, which offers a heady, one-city tour of tourism itself. Conducting readers from the beginnings of Venetian tourism in the late Middle Ages to its emergence as a form of mass entertainment in our time, the authors explore what happens when today's "industrial tourism" collides with an ancient and ever-more-fragile culture. Giving equal consideration to those who tour Venice and those who live there, their book affords rare insight into just what it is that the touring and the toured see, experience, and elicit from each other.
A decree from 25 August 1308 authorising a glass furnace on Murano to fire its
oven during the annual “ vacation ” to ... When the German left , the enterprise
failed , and mirror - making activities in Venice dropped two centuries behind time
Author: Gianfranco Toso
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Murano: A History of Glass discusses the origins of glass production, describing methods used by the Egyptians and the Romans. The earliest evidence of glass-making in Murano dates from the 7th to 8th century AD and this beautifully illustrated book trac
Author: Steven Richards
Publisher: For Dummies
From the bright lights and glamour of London and Paris, to the old-world enchantment of Tuscany, to the sun-drenched beaches of Greece, Europe’s cities and countryside, castles and cuisines offer postcard-perfect vacations for any kind of traveler, in any season of the year. There’s no end to the wonders of Europe—in fact, the prospect of planning a trip, deciding where to go and what to see, can be somewhat overwhelming. This user-friendly guide takes you city by city, country by country, through the best of Europe, with: Five great European itineraries, from the “Everything but the Kitchen Sink in Two Weeks” tour to a week of romance and a kid-friendly adventure Regional guides such as London/England, Dublin/Ireland, Madrid/Castile, Vienna/Austria, Florence/Tuscany, Athens/Greek Islands City guides for Amsterdam, Barcelona, Paris, Prague, Venice, and more Lists of the most overlooked sights in Europe—and the most overrated Itineraries for one, two, and three days in each location Restaurants, hotels, shopping, great gift ideas, and much more! Like every For Dummies travel guide, Europe For Dummies, Second Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best restaurants and hotels for every budget Lots of detailed maps
Author: Ralph M. Kovel
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
America's antiques experts, Ralph and Terry Kovel, proudly present the 26th edition of the most popular price guide in America, with accurate, up-to-date prices for almost every category of antique and collectible. 500 illustrations. 16-page full-color insert.
Gio - and coloured glass constituting the vanni e Paolo ; Scuola di S . Marco ,
principal articles manufactured . ... Behind the high nufactures of Murano were
the most altar is the curious wooden bas - relief renowned in Europe , not only
Author: John Murray (Firm)
Gio- and coloured glass constituting the vanni e Paolo ; Scuola di S. Marco ,
principal articles manufactured . and Hospital ... Behind the high nufactures of
Murano were the most altar is the curious wooden bas - relief renowned in
Europe , not ...
Millefiori, foil, Klimt, Miro – these are just a few of the colorful Venetian glass bead styles taking center stage in Kathy Fox’s illuminating book.
Author: Kathy Fox
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Millefiori, foil, Klimt, Miro – these are just a few of the colorful Venetian glass bead styles taking center stage in Kathy Fox’s illuminating book. Fully detailed and beautifully photographed, the step-by-step instructions for 24 modern jewelry projects using wire wrapping, bead crochet, knotting, stringing, and simple stitching will entice any reader into becoming a Venetian glass bead artist. She also shares the rich history and tradition behind this old-world art form, and provides useful tips for identifying authentic Venetian and Murano beads, guiding readers to informed buying decisions.
36 Father Zanetti , in fact , conceived of the museum as “ a school where the (
glass ] artist and the technician could come and ... 37 To further encourage the
glassmakers of Murano , a design school , a library , and a student exhibition
gallery were added to the ... 35On the individuals and motives behind the
foundation of ...
Author: Toledo Museum of Art
Definitive history reproduces 713 vessels and objects. Nearly 1,000 illustrations, 130 color.
Handpicked armed guards patrolled Murano ' s " mile of glass houses ” where
thousands of glassmakers worked behind iron bars . The story of the guarded life
of the Murano glassworkers reads like a medieval mystery . French and English ...
Author: Harlan Logan
Murano The chapter is based on Zanetti and for certain details on Ruskin , who
both knew Murano while traces of the traditional life were more ... the various
branches of old glassmaking in Murano , provided many valuable chronological
fixed points and presented previously unknown glass in his illustrations . ... and
15 ) has penetrated behind this famous name and unearthed much original
Author: Ada Polak
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Category: Glass manufacture
Full history of glass and glassmaking. The author tells the story of glass from medieval times to the industrial age. She describes how glass was made and how the glassmakers product was determined by cultural conditions, geography, economy and fashion.
The following year a design school was set up alongside the Archive , which
glass - makers could attend in their free time . The thinking behind the project
was that “ real objects are a great help in inspiring the artist , but they do not give
him an ...
Author: Attilia Dorigato
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Running from the Middle Ages to the heart of the contemporary world. Attilia Dorigato study focuses with particular attention on the master glass-makers of the late part of the twentieth century. This up-to-date survey draws on an extraordinary range of photographs, some of them being published for the first time, and constitutes a fundamental work for anyone who wishes to understand the history of glass. Special illustrated appendices are included to reveal the techniques and secrets of this fascinating craft; what tools the master glassblowers use; what goes into making specific glass pastes (with such exotic names as lattimo, calcedonio and avventurina); what is involved in the various procedures for working and finishing glass that have been invented and developed in Murano itself. The volume is completed with a comprehensive glossary which provides an essential key to the professional language of glass-making on Murano, explaining such local terms as murrine, vetro ghiaccio or vetro pulegoso.
Centro Studio Vetro was not warmly received by Murano ' s secretive glass mak -
ing community . “ The distance ... These bright young artists who are the driving
force behind CSV see themselves not as revolutionaries or iconoclasts . Rather ...
Category: Glass craft
And the to a glass - and - steel table for $ 950 . ... For the desk set there are all If
glass is your passion , there is no more inteam behind Urban Bob - Kat , and
custom ... ( 1049 Third Ave. , 355-3663 ) law after discovering Murano glass on a
Category: Architecture, Domestic
FOR COLLECTORS MURANO GLASS SPARKLES ANEW DESIGN INSITE Visit
the sites of these Architectural Digest ... of Murano , on pain of tian glass factories
' output since the late death , to preserve the secrets behind the nineteenth ...
The international magazine of fine interior design.
But a breath of fresh air has been blown into Murano glass ; some exquisite ,
contemporary glassware is now ... Only two demonstration ( not production )
furnaces in Venice are worth seeing : on Murano , behind the Domus store ( see
Author: Annie Brody
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
Author: Susie Boulton
Publisher: Contemporary Books
An guidebook containing history, geography, culture, entertainment, tours and more.