Title: Chihuly: Form from Fire
Publisher: Museum of Arts & Sciences
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible: Acceptable
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed Hardback. A couple of tears to jacket. Some underlining in text. Personalized inscription signed by Chihuly on front endpage. HOWEVER: The previous owner scribbled with black marker over the inscription and signature. I bought this book from an art critic and I surmise they had some sort of falling out. (Shelf location: L5) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included. Bookseller Inventory # 039644
Synopsis: "Chihuly's originality lies in his refusal to believe that there are fixed rules that must be adhered to," wrote the late Henry Geldzahler, former curator of contemporary art of New York's Metropolitan Museum, in his essay for 'Chihuly Form From Fire'. Accompanying the artist's travelling retrospective, the 144-page book documents 10 of Chihuly's rule-breaking series from the Baskets, begun in the late 1970s, through the Pilchuck Stumps of 1992. Painter and art critic Walter Darby Bannard introduces the volume, which is more inclusive than a typical exhibition catalogue, with a personal response to Chihuly and his glass. Seventy-five full-colour reproductions and commentary on the individual series by the artist and noted authorities provide a visual and verbal overview of the artist's career. 'Chihuly Form From Fire' offers a definitive look at 'Chihuly As of 1993', as Geldzahler titled his provocative essay in which he asserts that Chihuly "does go over the top at times."
Review: "Chihuly's originality lies in his refusal to believe that there are fixed rules that must be adhered to. . . . within the confines of his craft, he sees no boundaries."
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