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Venetian Glass: Confections in Glass 1855-1914

Barr, Sheldon

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ISBN 10: 0810939398 / ISBN 13: 9780810939394
New Condition: New Hardcover
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1998, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 in size, Hardcover with dustjacket in protected mylar cover (removable). Out-of-Print. Nice Color Photos! Book/Dustjacket are Unused. Book is completely intact with inside pages in Excellent Condition with no tears and with no notations (no pencil marks, no underlining, no highlighting, etc.). Bookseller Inventory # GS - N114

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Title: Venetian Glass: Confections in Glass 1855-...

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Since it was first produced in the mid-1800s, Venetian glass has been popular for its fanciful shapes, remarkable clarity, sumptuous colours and unusual patterns. Its artists were virtuosi, and the works themselves, among which are goblets, vases, decanters and chandeliers, are extraordinary for their beauty and technical perfection. Incorporating 100 colour photographs of some of the finest pieces ever created, this is a survey of Venetian glass of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. The author also describes the political battles, intrigues and financial entanglements that surrounded their production, including the near-imprisonment of glass artisans on the tiny island of Murano. This forced seclusion ensured that Venetian glassmaking techniques remain closely guarded, even to this day.

About the Author:

Sheldon Barr, a graduate of Columbia College, has been a dealer and collector in the art glass field since 1967. Barr has written extensively on the subject.

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