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Murano Island of Glass

Murano Island of Glass


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Murano Island of Glass
396 pages
Color photos
Soft cover
28 x 24 cm
1,788 kg
English

The northern Venetian island of Murano is known worldwide for the quality of its blown glass. Beginning in the Middle Ages, Murano's craftsmen made high-quality works for the nobility, while today the artwork is also aimed at global markets. Featuring more than 300 color photographs, this book showcases objects ranging from a 14th-century goblet depicting the Adoration of the Magi to a sophisticated mirror with an engraving of Apollo, and from a comical octopus to an elegant bird perched on its intricately designed nest. Attilia Dorigato's history of glassblowing in the region also explains the painstaking process used to create these masterworks.