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Chihuly: Color, Glass, and Form

Chihuly, Dale

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ISBN 10: 0870117807 / ISBN 13: 9780870117800
Published by Kodansha Amer Inc, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Beautiful copy of one of Chihuly's earliest books. Fine in d/j and signed by Chihuly on F.E.P. Bookseller Inventory # 007672

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Title: Chihuly: Color, Glass, and Form

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed By Chihuly

Edition: First Edition

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"The first image that comes to mind when we attempt to describe Dale Chihuly's work and his trajectory through life is one of fluid movement with elusively inflected highlights. His life, largely spent on the road, is dictated by his prime obsessions, the making of glass and the conditions of exhibiting it. In recent years he has come to the conclusion that his task does not end when the glass has been blown and allowed to cool. Photographing the work and designing simple, effective installations are necessary stages in communicating with his audience. "The delightful thing about much new art of quality is its mischievous ability to break the rules. Chihuly successfully resists being trapped in many of the pigeonholes that make for neat categories, but leach art of its complexity. First, he confidently bestrides the distinction between craft and art. And second, he has never felt the need to choose between abstraction and representation - between the natural and the invented which has proven the great bugaboo in art all these years.

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