Since its founding in 1903 by the renowned glass master Frederick Carder, Steuben glass has evolved to become the epitome of American crystal: internationally acclaimed, a gift of presidents, the treasured possession of generations of collectors. In this lavishly illustrated volume - an updated version of the 1982 book, with three additional chapters - Mary Jean Madigan traces the fascinating history and manufacture of Steuben glass from Carder's time to the present. Like the original version, this revised edition emphasizes the years after 1933, when Carder's successor, Arthur Amory Houghton, Jr., curtailed the production of colored art wares to focus on making brilliantly refractive clear glass - "the most perfect crystal the world has ever known" - exquisitely engraved by copper wheel.
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Mary Jean Madigan has been a writer and editor for twenty-five years, focusing on decorative arts and design. Over the years, she has served as editor in chief of Art & Antiques, Hospitality Design (where she was also publisher), and Interiors magazines, and she is currently New York editor for Visual Merchandising + Store Design. She writes for a number of design-related publications and has authored or edited several books for collectors including Early American Furniture and American Folk and Decorative Art.
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