Glassmen of Murano Born of Fire

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THE GLASSMEN OF MURANO "BORN OF FIRE" by Author, Yvonne M. Moretti, is a riveting   - never before told - in depth thought-provoking perception by the Writer touching upon the evolution of glass from its most prehistoric of form -- naturally occurring "volcanic glass"; humanity discovering the diversified utilitarian use of glass over the ages; and how two noted and world renown Muranese brothers - the late Italian/American Glass Maestros and Artisans -- Alessandro Moretti and Roberto Moretti -- played an important role in the art form's contemporary 20th Century decorative development abroad.

This vividly illustrated and informative pictorial writing embodies a captivating full-size "Coffee Table Book" design, containing over 220 spectacular eye-catching images and graphics encompassing the topics of nature, history, Museum/Gallery Collections, and the Moretti Glassworks.

The Writer's memoirs embrace a touching, yet poignant, account of the Moretti brothers' early harrowing lives in the glass industry during pre- and post- World War II Europe.  The narrative goes on to document the Moretti Brothers' eventual exodus from their humble Muranese Italian homeland to other continents abroad --carrying with them the only thing they knew best - their art of glassmaking. The writing offers the reader a visual, yet tangible, bird's eye view -- touching upon ancient times --  through present day. The narrative invites to reader to travel along with the author through history to share the past with the present.

The Morettis were major contributors in the mid-1950's modern Italian/American glass movement, while still retaining their culture.  Many of the crystalline and vibrant colored art forms depicted in this writing are displayed in the private collections of various Glass Galleries and Museums in the United States and abroad.  Their unique executions; along with their courageous documented struggle pre- and post-war; and personal history from childhood to adulthood -- with detailed captions --  will most definitely keep the reader captivated from "beginning" to "end".

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Title: The Glassmen of Murano "Born of Fire"

Author: Yvonne M. Moretti

Publisher:  Glassmen Publishing, 1st Edition (August 1, 2011)

Copyright © 2011

Hardcover: 152 pages

  ISBN-10: 0578082306

  ISBN-13: 978-0578082301

  Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches

  Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds

Languages: English

Full Color Pictures: Over 220


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About the Author, Yvonne M. Moretti

After dedicating 35 years to the legal profession in Miami, Yvonne relocated to Citrus County, Florida, so that she could enjoy the unspoiled beauty and many outdoor activities that Citrus County has to offer. She took the opportunity to finish her memoirs and book, Glassmen of Murano "Born of Fire" in this beautiful natural tranquil environment, while pursuing a career in real estate. Yvonne is a descendant from a 700 year old bloodline in the Italian glass industry. She is the daughter of the late Italian/American Glass Maestro Alessandro Moretti and the niece of the late world renown Glass Maestro Roberto Moretti. She visited the Pilgrim glass factory in West Virginia often as a child to early adolescence to watch her father and uncle work. She catalogued her experiences through memoirs, notes, film, and photography, and travelled with them, along with other family members, to various area exhibits, including the Ripley, WV annual fair, and the New York World's Fair from 1964-65. She collects antiques, and her hobbies include writing, photography, diving, boating, fishing, and kayaking. She has been actively working on this writing since 1990 in collaboration with her beloved aunt,Giulia Moretti, [surviving spouse of Maestro Roberto Moretti], and hopes the readers will enjoy their journey through time, circumstance, and meeting two brothers who added their legacy to a millennia-old art form dating back to the cradle of civilization.

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