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Engraved Glass International Contemporary Artists

Engraved Glass International Contemporary Artists


Simon Whistler, Alison Kinnaird, Jiri Harcuba, Vladimir Jelinek, Barry Sautner, KéKé Cribbs .....


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€ 32.00

Article code: 5531

 

207 pages
color photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
28 x 22 cm
English

Glass has one particular quality, transparency, and it is this that makes engraved glass special. Because of transparency it is an art that has a special relationship with light. The fusion of incredible technical skill with artistic vision on the hard unforgiving medium of glass through which light passes gives engraved glass its especial magic. For many years the authors have been impressed by the reactions of the general public to engraved glass at exhibitions. Awe, wonder, and fascination are amongst the emotions displayed. To the lay person who has never before visited a properly displayed exhibition of engraved glass, it has many of the qualities, and much of the magic, of Christmas. The question which is most often asked is, 'how can we find out more about glass engraving?' This book sets out to fill this need by bringing together a collection of 200 full colour photographs of work by nearly seventy of the finest glass artists working today around the world. Their talent illustrates the immense diversity of styles, techniques and imaginative force which characterise contemporary glass engraving. The purpose is to excite, astonish and to kindle a greater interest and lasting enthusiasm in those enthusiasts who may previously have been unaware of the amazing variety of output from today's glass artists.

* Concentrates on the world's finest contemporary engraved glass - each piece is unique

* Features the world's most distinguished contemporary glass artists - including Simon Whistler, Alison Kinnaird (UK); Jiri Harcuba, Vladimir Jelinek (Czech Republic); Barry Sautner, KéKé Cribbs (USA)

* Detailed explanations of each of the different techniques of glass engraving

* Superb colour plates are accompanied by the artist's own words explaining the inspiration, and the artistic process behind the creation of each piece