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by Judith Neiswander,Caroline Swash

  • ISBN: 094779865X
  • Author: Judith Neiswander,Caroline Swash
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 568
  • Publisher: Intelligent Layman (Acc); 1st Edition edition (February 16, 2010)
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This is a comprehensive history of art glass making.

This is a comprehensive history of art glass making. The co-author, Caroline Swash, comes from a 3rd generation stained glass family, and has spent most of her life working on new projects and conservation of stained glass, as well as teaching at a London art school for many years, a perspective which she brings to the book.

This volume covers both flat and hot glass forms, and subjects such as identifying glass styles, post-impressionists in glass, pioneers of studio glass and new ideas throughout the world. The Intelligent Layman's Book of Stained & Art Glass: A Unique History of Glass Design & Making (The Intelligent Layman's series). 094779865X (ISBN13: 9780947798659).

31 cm. Other Authors: Swash, Caroline. Format of Material: Books. Stained and art glass. Notes: Includes indexes

31 cm. Subjects: Glass painting and staining History. Find this in the library. Location: Secured Stacks. Notes: Includes indexes. Pioneers of studio glass: the great leap forward - The 'rock star' of glass - Architectural and studio glass in the UK - North American architectural glass - The Czech connection - New ideas in Australia - Japanese glass today - The way ahead. ISBN: 094779865X (hb.

Personal Name: Neiswander, Judith. Varying Form of Title: Intelligent Layman's stained and art glass. by The hardrock miners; a history of the mining labor movement in the American West, 1863-1893 Richard E. Lingenfelter

Personal Name: Neiswander, Judith. Varying Form of Title: Stained & art glass. Publication, Distribution, et. London. Intelligent Layman, (c)2005. Lingenfelter. ISBN: 0520024680 Author: Lingenfelter, Richard E. Publication & Distribution: Berkeley,. University of California Press, (c)1974.

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Investigates the world of art glass, old, new and international. ISBN13:9780947798659. Release Date:February 2010.

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Author : Caroline Swash,Judith Neiswander. The artistic revolutions in glasswork over the last 150 years- from the Arts & Crafts Movement to Art Nouveau and Art Deco- are illuminated and analyzed in this compendium of art glass. Historically innovative methods of working in the glass medium are noted, as are the artists who created them. Among the artists given particularly detailed treatment are John La Farge, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Henri Matisse, and Marc Chagall.

Investigates the world of art glass, old, new and international.
Comments (5)

Cemav
If you have any interest in the beauty of glass, you should have this book. With over 800 images in full color, this richly illustrated volume could be savored only as a visual experience, while at the same time it has been written with intelligence, style and grace for anyone with an interest in glass. That includes the casual browser of art books (like me) and also, I believe, professional scholars and serious collectors. As beautifully produced as any coffee table book, it also is an engaging and important study of a largely neglected aesthetic medium.

People who consider themselves part of the art glass world will find much that is new here, while the superb writing has a wit and sparkle that is largely foreign to strictly academic treatments. It is the writing that sets this book apart and gives it its appeal across the spectrum of readers. Rarely do you find a big book that you can actually read. The authors have a real talent for setting the stage of each chapter, describing the people and the art works, and especially the artistic challenges of each period, with an eye for apt details and description.

The success of this work may be due to the unusual collaboration of two authors, each noted in her own field: a British artist in stained glass and an American decorative arts scholar, researcher, and curator. The result is a thoughtful balance of perceptions, informed by history while grounded in the immediate response to the work of art.

The book has several key themes. It is first a review of the roots of contemporary art glass from the revival, in the late nineteenth century, of medieval techniques for making stained glass windows, then tracing an arc to the world-wide popularity of glass art today as an abstract expression of form, color, and emotion. The interconnection between flat stained glass and `studio' glass (blown, cold worked, etc.) has rarely been acknowledged and has never been explored within the same volume, to my knowledge. Secondly, the book celebrates and documents art glass as a globally evolving aesthetic medium, providing substantive examples from Japan and Australia along with the UK, Europe, and the US. A chapter devoted to Dale Chihuly's international influence calls him a "rock star" of glass; since I suppose more has been written about Chihuly than all other glass artists combined, this label is presumably an example of British restraint. It is, however, in the section on those artists who studied under Chihuly that the authors reveal the wider connections within the glass world. This perspective, which might be considered the third theme of the book, is that glass art coexists with architecture and the `fine arts' (sculpture and painting) within an intellectual framework of theories about art. Not just a craft driven by incremental improvements in, say, kiln technology, for at least the last 150 years glass art has been a medium of ideas. Those ideas and their evolution are the real subject of this book.

Like most people, I am more likely to buy a reproduction in a museum store and to display it on the kitchen table with apples in it, than to own a Chihuly. This book fed my amateur's appetite for substantive big-picture understanding of the evolution of glass art, without bogging me down in minutiae of how scholarship itself evolved. It seems most critics are more interested in dissecting each other's tiny theories than in helping people see with clarity the work in front of them. That is why this book is such a breath of fresh air. It is written both for people who slept through art history classes in college and for the museum curator with specialized expertise but a willingness to think of glass in a new way.

The only thing I can suggest if the book is reprinted, is to include indications of size of some of the pieces. I found myself wondering sometimes if an illustration represented a six-inch or six-foot piece. While I missed seeing some of the best-known monuments of art glass, these are available elsewhere and I appreciated that the illustrations are generally perfect and convincing in support of the text. In fact, it is refreshing to see a book of this beauty that is specifically NOT a bunch of best hits cobbled together around an unconvincing narrative. Instead, I find this an absorbing and thoughtful argument that engages the mind, challenges the eye to see more deeply, and offers new insights that I will be thinking about whenever I look at the windows in a church, glass objects in a museum or antique store, or at the paperweight in front of me (my one piece of truly legitimate art glass, its mysteries will never stop unfolding no matter how often I look at it, and it is the reason I bought this book). This book offers far more than I expected, more illustrations, more ideas, and better writing. It deserves serious attention.
Gholbirius
This is a great coffee table book on stained glass, which also provides historic background, especially on modern 20th century glass artists. The co-author, Caroline Swash, comes from a 3rd generation stained glass family, and has spent most of her life working on new projects and conservation of stained glass, as well as teaching at a London art school for many years, a perspective which she brings to the book.
Hadadel
Nice
Bradeya
Gift recipient who works in stained glass was "gobsmacked" when she received this book. Says it is beautiful and inspires ideas.
Umdwyn
I bought this book and paid quite a bit of money for it. I was disappointed. With that being said, it's a great book, but only if you get it at a good price, and realize that it's not a "how-to" book. There's a lot of photos on all types of museum-type glass artwork. I bought it to get ideas, and there were only two or three photos that I felt were modern enough for my style of glass work. It's a large book! Lots of pages with photos. The cover photo is the best. A great gift for someone who loves the history of stained glass and glass artwork.

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