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The Art of GlassToledo Museum of Art

Published by GILES in association with the Toledo Museum of Art

Add to Cart US$60.00

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 248 pages, 254 x 229mm (9 x 10 in.), portrait

Illustrations — 200 colour illustrations

Format — Hardback

ISBN — 978-1-904832-23-2

Book Details (pdf) — Glass_ai.pdf

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"A primer on glass that enthusiasts can't afford to miss." American Style "The Art of Glass is an interesting foray into a singular Museum's collection." Richard Donagrandi, ArtScope.net

About the Book

This brand new book introduces both specialists and generalists alike to the remarkable world of glass manufacture and design from the Ancient World to the present day, as presented in one of the world’s great collections of glass. Published on the occasion of the opening of the new Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art, designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, lead architects of SANAA Ltd., Tokyo, in 2006, this book draws on the superb quality of the collections at Toledo. The Museum has consciously collected the best examples of the glassmaker’s art across all ages. Today the Museum is internationally renowned for the quality and scope of its glass collection. The Museum has trail-blazed new areas of glass collecting. Thanks to its founder, glass industrialist Edward D. Libbey, the Museum has collected art in glass for more than a century. The Museum was also the birthplace of the Studio Glass Movement in the 1960s. The opening of the Glass Pavilion will further enhance the Museum’s leading position in this field of art – it will offer visitors the matchless experience of being able to see a broad range of historic glass next to studios where glass artists are creating works. In this way the Museum and this publication will provide a unique insight into the design and working of glass through the ages, all within the context of a purpose built art museum space. This volume presents more than 100 major examples of the glassmaker’s art from ancient times to the present, accompanied by discursive texts written by leading writers. The combination of these thought-provoking entries and the wealth of illustration makes this title a must for specialist collectors and generalists alike.

About the Author(s)

Stefano Carboni is curator and administrator, Department of Islamic Art, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he has worked since 1992. He is the author of Glass from Islamic Lands (2001). He is the curator and co-author of Glass of the Sultans (2001), The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2002) and an exhibition on Venice and the Islamic World (2006). Martha Drexler Lynn is a former associate curator of Decorative Arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is the author of Clay Today: Contemporary Ceramists and Their Work(1990), The Clay Art of Adrian Saxe(1993), Masters of Contemporary Glass: Selections from the Glick Collection(1997), American Studio Glass, 1960-1990: An Interpretative Study (2004), and Sculpture, Glass and American Museums (2005). Sidney M. Goldstein is curator of Ancient and Islamic Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum and former chief curator at the Corning Museum of Glass. He is the author of Pre-Roman and Early Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass (1979) and Glass: From Sasanian Antecedents to European Imitations: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art (2005) and co-author of Cameo Glass:Masterpieces from 2,000 Years of Glassmaking(1982). Sandra E. Knudsen is associate curator of Ancient Art, Toledo Museum of Art. She has contributed articles and essays to museum exhibition catalogues and scholarly journals. She is the editor of the Toledo Museum of Art’s ongoing series of scholarly catalogues of the glass collection. Jutta-Annette Page is curator of Glass and Decorative Arts at the Toledo Museum of Art; formerly curator of European Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass. She is the curator and author of Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004). Arlene Palmer is an independent scholar and museum consultant. Among her publications in the field of American glass are Glass in Early America: Selections from the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum(1993), and Artistry and Innovation in Pittsburgh Glass, 1808-1882 and From Bakewell & Ensell to Bakewell, Pears & Co. (2004).