There are so many books, videos, and
DVD's by and about Dale that we had to give him his own section in our
Glass Library. You'll find more by
Morris, Glass: Artifact and Art by Henry
Geldzahler, William Morris
Billy Morris is arguably the most creative artist working in hot glass
today. His technique is unsurpassed. His imagery, inspired by the
remnants of ancient civilizations, ethnic cultures worldwide, a healthy
dose of mythology, and Billy's fascination with the natural world,
stretches the limits of imagination. In short, we think his work is
Morris: Artifacts/Glass - by Gary
Blonston, William Morris, Johnson Vinnedge (Photographer)
by James Yood, Tina Oldknow, Robert Vinnedge (Photographer), C. W.
Guildner, Amy Herd (Photographer)
Morris: Man Adorned by Blake Edgar, James Yood,
William Morris, Robert Vinnedge
- The latest body of work by this incredible
memories: The glass sculpture of William Morris
J. Stankard: Homage to Nature by Ulysses Grant
Dietz, John Bigelow Taylor (Photographer)
Glass artists and collectors must have this book!
Beautiful and informative. Wonderful photographs of Paul's work and
detailed photographs of his techniques. Some artists would hoard their
information, but this book reveals the fine subtleties of torchwork for
all to see. All persons interested in the fine art of lampwork,
especially artists and collectors, should have this book.
Art of Emile Galle - by Tim Newark
Emile Gallé produced some of the most
beautiful objects made in the Art Nouveau style. Concentrating on his
vast output in glass, this book also pictures some of his most
outstanding works in wood.
Galle - by Philippe Garner
by Galle - by Duncan, De Bartha
Galle: Dreams into Glass - by
Argy-Rousseau: Glassware As Art: With a Catalogue Raisonne of the Pates
De Verre by Janine Bloch-Dermant
This is a beautiful book! If you like Art Nouveau,
if you like Pate de Verre, if you like French glasswork... You'll
definitely like this book!
Art of Louis Comfort Tiffany -
by Vivienne Couldrey
"Louis Comfort Tiffany was the famous son of a
famous father. The father founded Tiffany & Co., the eminent
New York jewellery and silver store; the son became the foremost
exponent of Art Nouveau.
Interior decorator and architect, painter in oil
and watercolor, designer, jeweller and, above all, creator of the
richly glowing, iridescent glass which is indelibly associated with his
name, Tiffany was the leader of American taste in art and decoration
for 40 years. ...Tiffany's prodigious energy and creativity found form
in stained glass, mosaic, pottery, enamels, tapestries, jewellery,
furniture, landscape and house design.
At the turn of the century, Tiffany was at the
height of his creativity, his popularity was immense, and he was
showered with awards... And yet, a mere decade later, the tide of
fashion turned against him. He died in virtual obscurity, his work
forgotten or ignored by the art world of the day.
It was only in the 1950's that a new interest in
Tiffany glass began to emerge; today his work commands fabulous prices
and his name once more is synonymous with glamour and luxury, beauty
and color. The dramatic story of his rise and fall is that of a man
convinced of his own genius, adventurous and talented enough to be
unorthodox, feted, ignored and finally vindicated by time."
- with an introductory biography of Louis Comfort Tiffany by Victor
This book includes ONLY works in glass. Each color
plate is accompanied by a brief description of the glasswork shown,
often including comments on the techniques used to create the piece.
by Alastair Duncan
Stained Glass Windows: 24 Ready-to-Mail Full-Color Postcards
of Tiffany Studios - by William
of Tiffany - by Egon Neustadt
Lamps Post Cards: 24 Full-Color Ready-To-Mail Cards - From the
Neustadt Collection at the New-York Historical Society. Among them: the
well-known "Wisteria," "Peony," "Dragonfly" and "Spider Web" designs.
With introduction and captions by Nina Gray, Curator of Decorative
Arts, the New-York Historical Society.
the Scenes of Tiffany Glassmaking: The Nash Notebooks: Including
Tiffany Favrile Glass - by Nancy A.
McClelland, Martin Eidelberg, Leslie Hayden Nash, Martin P. Eidelberg
Not?: The Art of Ginny Ruffner by Bonnie J. Miller
"Since the mid-1980's, Ginny Ruffner has been
recognized worldwide as one of the major artists of the modern studio
glass movement. Her lampworked glass sculpture, which has been selected
for shows and museums in Switzerland, Australia, Japan, and the United
States, has dazzled audiences with its playful imagery, insightful
allusions, and intelligent commentary.
In Why Not? The Art of Ginny Ruffner,
author Bonnie J. Miller captures Ruffner's creative imagination and
indomitable spirit. ...Miller analyzes her art with candor, humor, and
a gifted critical eye. The voices of philosopher and art critic Arthur
Danto and the artist herself add to the story of Ruffner's remarkable
life and work, complementing the full-color illustrations of more than
fifty major works."
Marquis Objects by Tina Oldknow
"Richard Marquis has had an extraordinary
influence on the development of contemporary studio glass in America
and around the world. Studying at the University of California at
Berkeley during the 1960's, he explored ceramics and was introduced to
Unsatisfied by the limited techniques practiced in
American studio glass at that time, Marquis went to the island of
Murano, near Venice, to observe and work with the masters of a
glassblowing tradition acknowledged as the best in the world.
Freely sharing his knowledge of the techniques he
learned in Venice, Marquis has demonstrated and taught throughout the
United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand...
As an artist, Marquis is admired for his
sophisticated understanding of color and form as much as for his humor
and willingness to experiment.
As a glassblower, he has influenced an entire
generation of artists working in glass who aspire to his technical
mastery and the originality of his voice."
Randal: Myth and Majesty - by Jo Lauria
Inner Light: Sculpture by Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova - by Robert
And Jamex De La Torre: Intersecting Time & Place
Art of René Lalique
- by Patricia Bayer and Mark Waller. Foreword by Marie-Claude Lalique
Beginning as a jeweler, Lalique achieved success
as a major name in the Art Nouveau style. He began experimenting with
glass near the end of the 19th century, seeking a material to make his
creations available to a wider audience. Over the next half century,
his "experiments" produced an incredible body of work that has earned
him credit as "the pioneer of the Age of Glass".
More than 350 color photographs
This beautiful, large (9 1/2 by 13 inches) book
discusses "The Man, The Jewelry, his Experiments With Glass, The
Techniques, The Exhibitions, The Flacons and Powder Boxes, Boxes and
Desk Accessories, Sculpture, Decorative Furnishings, Vases and
Tableware, Architectural Work", and more. Gorgeous!
- by Nicholas M. Dawes
"Lalique Glass is a lavishly illustrated and
comprehensive examination of the stunning art of the Lalique family
dynasty. Nicholas Dawes, ...a specialist in nineteenth and twentieth
century glass and ceramics, traces the techniques, innovations,
influences, and inspirations of the Lalique artists from the turn of
the century to today.
The splendor of their work - garnitures de
toilette, ashtrays, writing desk accessories, clocks, automobile
mascots, vases, statuary, figural seals, perfume bottles and stoppers,
lighting fixtures, decorative panels, and glass jewelry - is amply
illustrated with 139 full-color and 120 black and white photographs...
Dawes also includes a chapter of advice for
collectors, pointing out how to avoid defects, fakes, and forgeries. A
glossary of terms and an annotated bibliography complete this...
invaluable addition to any collector's library."
Glass: The Complete Illustrated Catalog for 1932
A Dover republication of a rare original edition
owned by the Corning Museum of Glass.
La Farge -
by Henry Adams
Jerusalem Windows - Marc Chagall
Windows Postcard Book: 24 Full-Color Cards (Card Books)
Stained Glass Coloring Book
art in glass (Art horizons series) - by Dominick
Moje: Glass: a retrospective exhibition = glas: eine retrospektive by Geoffrey
Lipofsky: A Glass Odyssey
Tagliapietra: Vetri Glass Verres Glas
Art Glass - by D. Thomas O'Connor, Charles G.
Simpson: Glass Artist by Andrew Chaikin, Michael W.
Marioni: Blown Glass by Tina Oldknow, Joseph
Marioni (Introduction), Edward R. Quick, Russell Johnson (Contributor),
Roger Schreiber (Contributor)
Glass From Mind to Light: An Inquiry Into the Nature of the Medium -
by Narcissus Quagliata
Quagliata - Painting With Light - by Kenneth R.
Hubbell's Palace Doors of Abu Dhabi - by Otto
"Artist James Hubbell was commissioned by an
Arabian Sheikh to design and build eighteen doors for his home-palace
in the United Arab Emirates. In only six months, Hubbell and his
assistants created what is considered his masterwork.
This richly illustrated book - with ninety-six
pages of color - tells the story of the Doors and their creation, as
well as visually documenting the magnificent finished works.
The introductory essay by the author and
photographer Otto B. Rigan first relates to the reader as a story
teller and second as critic: telling of the commission's development
and then assessing the Doors' incomparable value as a work of art."
Page after page of wonderful images of the
sculptured doors and their incredibly complex stained glass elements.
Loads of detail photos showing glass jewels, bevels, engraved and
painted details, hand-blown doorknobs, etc.
A real inspiration to any glass artist or
Moser, King of Glass - by Mural K. Charon
Artistry in Glass 1857-1938 - by Gary Baldwin
Glass of John Walsh Walsh - by Eric Reynolds
GLASS OF FREDERICK CARDER - by Paul V. Gardner
"...The Glass of Frederick Carder is the
definitive story of one of the most talented men in the history of
glassmaking, the distinguished founder of the Steuben Glass Works.
Described in complete detail and pictured in
thirty-two pages of color and hundreds of black-and-white photographs
and drawings are all the special types of glass for which Carder was so
Iridescent Aurene in all its rich shades, Tyrian,
Verre de Soie, Cyprian, Ivrene, Cintra, Cluthra, Intarsia, Diatreta,
and many others, most of which - though imitated - have never been
The author not only served as Carder's assistant
for a decade, but remained a devoted friend for thirty years, and so is
uniquely qualified to tell the Carder story and explain his methods and
Exhaustive research has enabled Mr. Gardner also
to list not only all the varied colors Carder used but the names of the
scores of patterns in which his glass was engraved, cut, or etched.
Of particular interest to the sophisticated
collector will be the chapter telling of Carder's rediscovery of the
lost wax process, and the reproduction of the various Steuben
trademarks and Carder's signatures.
This fascinating, fact-filled account is further
enriched with nearly three hundred black-and-white photographs of the
great glassman and of specimens of his work.
Approximately seven thousand line drawings from
the Steuben catalogs, along with their identifying numbers, will be
especially useful in detecting forgeries.
A superlative reference work for collectors,
dealers, artists, historians, and anyone interested in antiques and
dedicated craftsmanship, The Glass of Frederick Carder is the complete
guide to the creative output of this remarkable man who devoted eighty
years to experimenting with and making superb glass.
Paul V. Gardner is the Curator-in-Charge of the
division of Ceramics and Glass at the Smithsonian Institution. In the
late 1920's he went to work as Frederick Carder's assistant and worked
closely with him for twelve years. He compiled this book with the
cooperation of Paul N. Perrot, director of the Corning Museum of Glass,
and throughout has had the help of the Corning Museum and the
Carder and his Steuben glass, 1903-1933
in Glass: The Lost Wax glass Sculpture of Frederick Carder
Carder: Portrait of a Glassmaker
Corning Museum of Glass: A Decade of Glass Collecting 1990-1999
Glass Giant of Palomar - by David
The incredible story of the creation of the
largest glass casting ever made - the mirror for the observatory at
at Work: Twenty-Five Glassmakers, Ceramists, and Jewelers - by Biskeborn
Brilliance of Swedish Glass, 1918-1939: An Alliance of Art and Industry
by Anne-Marie Ericsson (Editor), Nina Stritzler-Levine (Editor), Derek
Sahlin & Kosta Boda
- by Ralf Turander, Claes Britton, and Tom Rafstedt
Published by TÅG Publishing, Stockholm,
2000. 175 pages, softbound. 9 1/2 by 11 3/8 inches.
With color and black & white photographs
on almost every page!
"Gunnel Sahlin had been a designer for Kosta Boda
for 12 years when she was appointed Sweden's first professor of glass
design at Konstfack college in Stockholm, in 1999.
This book is about Gunnel Sahlin, her glass
design, and the glassworks and glass-blowers who have made her ideas
and visions come true."
- by Matthew Kangas
Swedish glass sculptor Bertil Vallien's most
recent body of work, Somna Vakna (Sleeping/Waking), is the culmination
of a 30-year career that has remarkably close ties to American art.
This first book-length study to be readily available in the U.S. sets
the art of Bertil Vallien in the context of both American art of the
1960s and postwar European existentialist/humanist cultural and
Matthew Kangas examines how the artist's
cast-glass abstract and representational forms alternately epitomize
and transcend their original cultural context of production, the
Swedish glass factory Kosta Boda, where Vallien has worked since 1969.
Lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed, this book is a must for
contemporary glass collectors and others who follow Scandinavian art,
figurative sculpture, and new approaches to traditional materials and
A Century of Swedish Glassmaking
- by Jan Brunius, Gunnel Holmér, Gillian Naylor, Derek E.
Ostergard, Helmut Ricke, Ulrika Ruding, Jonathan Sweet, Kerstin
Wickman, and Dag Widman
Kersten Wickman, editor
"It started with the manufacture of jam jars and
ink bottles at a former ironworks in the forests of Smäland.
From these beginnings, forward-looking management bult a world-famous
art glassworks of sweeping scope - from grand showpieces to everyday
ware. To this end, they took on artists and secured the finest
With the Paris Exposition of 1925 came
international acclaim. The engraved glass in particular, and
utilitarian ware too, captured the imagination of the world, coming to
symbolise more beautiful everyday objects and Swedish Grace. Today,
glass signed by Edward Hald and Simon Gate has a special attraction for
collectors the world over.
In this volume, the tale of Orrefors is told by a
variety of commentators:
Dag Widman and Jan Brunius each describe a half
century of glass art, from 1898 to 1998 - Orrefors' centenary jubilee.
It is a tale of intense artistic questing and innovation, of
fascinating meetings between technology and art.
Gunnel Holmér describes the craft of
the blowing room and shops: the gatherers, the gaffers, the pots and
the tank furnaces...
Four internationally renowned glass experts
approach Orrefors' history from diverse viewpoints:
- Helmut Ricke looks at
Orrefors in Central Europe
- Gillian Nayolor - in Great
Britain and Ireland
- Derek Ostergard - in the USA
- Jonathan Sweet - in
Ulrika Ruding has put together a unique compendium
of signatures, designers and techniques at Orrefors - a reference work
Denise Grünstein took photographs in and
around Orrefors, seeking to capture the spirit of the place. Vince
Rechardt interpreted the play of form and light in the glass in a
series of studio images. Their photographs complement a rich lode of
images from Orrefors' archives.
in Glass: Late Twentieth Century Masters in Glass
Art in Glass - by Dominick Labino
Albers: Glass Color and Light
- Edited by Marino Barovier, Bruno Bischofberger, Milco Carboni
Ettore Sottsass, one of the most famous of Italian
designers, has experimented many times with glass as a production
Trained in architecture, he had already designed
ceramics for quite a number of years before he first created designs
for glass in 1947. Not a glass worker himself, Sottsass brings a fresh
approach to glass design, unhampered by "knowledge" of what is or is
not possible to make in glass.
The founder of the "Memphis" design group,
Sottsass imparts to all of his work a contemporary, avant garde feeling.
This book presents Sottsass' career in its
entirety, from his first Solitario vase in the 1940's to his newest
This huge book consists almost entirely of
full-page color illustrations of sketches, designs, and finished glass
works. Includes an introductory statement by the artist, biographical
notes, a listing of Museums & Galleries showing his work, a
list of the glass works shown in the book with details on each piece, a
list of the drawings (also with details), and a bibliography.
of the Fire: Contemporary Glass Artists and Their Work - by
Glass: Themes and Variations (1910-1970) - by Marc Heiremans
Toso Italian Glass 1854-1980 - by Leslie Pina
Art Glass: An American Collection 1840-1970 - by
in Glass: a Murano Bestiary - by Marina
Glass: Confections in Glass 1855-1914 - by Sheldon
Barr, John Bigelow Taylor (Photographer)
Lloyd Wright's Stained Glass & Lightscreens - by
Thomas A. Heinz
Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright - by Julie
A Glass School by Tina Oldknow
"Dale Chihuly's Hippie Commune
begets Studio Glass Movement."
Pilchuck Glass School is the place where every
artist who works in glass comes to take or teach a summer class (2 1/2
weeks). It's the glass art world's seat of power where craft process is
shared, artists go to refresh themselves (located on 40 acres of land
amidst thousands of acres of tree farm overlooking the most spectacular
vista including the waterway from Seattle to Alaska it's hard not to
get in touch with your soul), and it's the place where artists return
each summer just to be with each other. This is a very special place.
Dale Chihuly started Pilchuck one summer more than
25 years ago when he was teaching at RISD. He thought it would be fun
to go west and blow glass...there was no Studio Glass Movement and, as
you will read when you buy this fabulous book, there wasn't much of
anything but the extrodinary spirit of a group of very special people.
Pilchuck has grown to be one of the world's most
important arts institutions with a Board of Trustees that "gets it".
Tina Oldknow has written an easy to read "page
turner" that's a scholarly work (she conducted more than 150 interviews
in two years of thorough research for this book) while its picture
filled format (gorgeous color photographs of art made from glass as
well as historic photos of the artists and their art) makes it easy to
understand for those who don't really like to read art books. This is a
don't miss read for anyone interested in art or in the social history
of the 70's, 80's and early 90's.
Inspired: Contemporary Glass and Its Origins - By Karen S.
Chambers and Tina Oldknow
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, curated
by Karen S. Chambers for the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL.
"Clearly Inspired focuses on contemporary artists
who use the glassworking techniques of antiquity - in some cases, after
having rediscovered or reinvented lost processes...
... contrasts the work of contemporary artists
working in glass with examples of earlier glass that have inspired them
to replicate forgotten techniques and to explore the formal or
conceptual concerns that fascinated their artistic antecedents.
Historical works illustrating the sources of
inspiration are drawn from museum collections such as those of the
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; New York's Metropolitan Museum of
Art; the Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; and the Rockwell Museum,