Assorted Glass Books
In this section of the Library you'll
find books about Design (not necessarily glass), Glass Books for Kids,
Glass Fiction, and a few odd titles that needed a home. As always,
there's a search box at the bottom of the page for your own discoveries.
Signs and Signets (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
I've always liked this book. It has an eclectic
mix of 1355 symbols drawn from a wide variety of sources - Gods and
Deities, Astronomy and Astrology, Alchemy, Religions, Heraldry,
Monsters and Imaginary figures, Japanese Crests, Cattle brands, Hobo
signs and more. Includes explanatory notes.
Guide to Color
There's a whole series of these guides, each one
with different color schemes. A compact, useful tool for seeing how
different colors will work (or not) with each other.
of Designs and Devices
Another great little book filled with 1,836 basic
geometric designs and variations. Sourced fromEgyptian, Grecian, Roman,
Arabian, Japanese and other motifs. With notes explaining the
historical backgrounds of the plates and their symbolism.
Design: The Dynamics of Visual Form: Revised Edition - by Maurice
Design Motifs (Dover Pictorial Archive Series)
Japanese Design Motifs: With 264 Illustrations (Dover Pictorial Archive
world of pattern (A Lift-up book) - by Gwen
on Glass (Glass Handbooks) - by Charmian
Very often beautifully engraved designs on glass
are spoiled by poor lettering because, though the artist knows how to
draw, he does not know the fundamentals of producing good letters. In
this book, Charmian Mocatta discusses the basics of lettering,
significant properties of glass such as translucence and color, and the
techniques such as engraving and sandblasting by which letters can be
put on glass. This is a practical handbook which uses the artwork of
internationally known glass artists to illustrate the text.
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by Dick Francis
When jockey Martin Stukely dies after a fall at
Cheltenham, he accidentally embroils his friend Gerard Logan in a
perilous search for a stolen videotape. Logan is a glassblower on the
verge of widespread acclaim. Long accustomed to the frightful dangers
inherent in molten glass and in maintaining a glassmaking furnace at
never less than 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, Logan is suddenly faced with
terrifying threats to his business, his courage, and his life.
Glass Factory (Filomena Buscarsela Mysteries)
Sharp-tongued and wise-cracking Filomena
Buscarsela has been given some sobering news. She has cancer and is not
given long to live. She knows the one responsible for her slow
lingering death. Sam Morse's glass factory has polluted the community's
water for years.
As her life is falling apart, Filomena is
determined to get her revenge. She will stop at nothing to bring Morse
to his grave, for after all what has she got to lose?
Purloined Paperweight -
by P.G. Wodehouse
Revolving around an antique 18th century
paperweight, collector with a mania for 18th century French
paperweights, and the usual light romantic interests between several
other characters, this book is sure amusement for several hours. As
always with Wodehouse--be prepared to laugh!
in Stained Glass - by Margaret Armstrong
I have to admit I haven't read this one and
couldn't find a review of it on Amazon. But with that title, I just had
to add it to this list. My dad was an avid reader and collector of
mysteries, and he had a copy of this one in his collection. Try it...
you'll like it?
Glass Blowers -
by Daphne Du Maurier
"Daphne du Maurier has written a very moving,
fictionalized account of her family during the time of the French
Revolution. The historical detail is fascinating, and the family
relationships are marvelously done. You can "hear" the voices of the
characters, smell the smoke from the glass house and from the guns in
war, feel the pain of loss, and the bittersweet quality of victory and
the Glass-Blower's Daughter: A True Narrative - by Sarah
Published by the American Sunday School Union in
1847. We just had to include this little morality tale from the
mid-19th century. This book is fairly scarce, but they do turn up every
once in a while.
Glassblower's Breath - by Sunetra Gupta
Published by Grove Press. I haven't seen this one,
but I believe it's a collection of poems. Nice title, don't you think?
And here's another one with the same
Different author, though. Guess he liked that title, too. The
- by Thomas Lux
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