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The Resource Glass : a short history, David Whitehouse

Glass : a short history, David Whitehouse

Label
Glass : a short history
Title
Glass
Title remainder
a short history
Statement of responsibility
David Whitehouse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Illustrated with 120 superb pieces, Glass: A Short History brings to life a centuries-old craft that has served many purposes, styles, and cultures. Until the first century BC, glass was made only in Western Asia, Egypt, and the Mediterranean regions; its manufacture then spread to China and other areas. The peoples of the Roman Empire included the most versatile glassmakers in the ancient world, leading to both widely available low-cost glassware and stunning luxury glass. During the Middle Ages, Islamic glassworkers decorated their fine cut glass with gilding and brilliant enamel. In the 15th century, the focus of luxury glassmaking shifted to Venice. Glassmaking in Europe was transformed again in the 17th century, when thick-walled objects with cut and engraved ornament were in great demand. By the nineteenth century, glassmaking was well established in America, where, as in Europe, industrial processes were developed to supply the rapidly expanding population with glassware for daily use. Within the past 50 years glass has gained acceptance as a medium for artistic expression, and the Studio Glass Movement, born in the United States, has inspired artists all over the world to explore its unique properties. Glass tells this sweeping story from ancient times to the present in an accessible text with gorgeous examples"--
  • "A concise history of glassmaking around the world, from Mesopotamia to the present day"--
Summary
A concise history of glassmaking around the world, from Mesopotamia to the present day.
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10129817
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
748.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a short history
Label
Glass : a short history, David Whitehouse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
731916856
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781588343246
Lccn
2011050581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)731916856
Label
Glass : a short history, David Whitehouse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
731916856
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781588343246
Lccn
2011050581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
System control number
(OCoLC)731916856

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