Glass : a short history / David Whitehouse.

Title: 
Glass : a short history / David Whitehouse.
Author/Artist: 
Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013.
Publisher: 
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, 2012.
Description: 
128 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Other Authors: 
British Museum.
Corning Museum of Glass.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
130360
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
NK5106.W59
Location: 
Secured Stacks
Call Number: 
NK5106.W59
Location: 
Ready Reference
Call Number: 
NK5106.W59
Notes: 
Objects illustrated are from the British Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124) and index.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"A concise history of glassmaking around the world, from Mesopotamia to the present day"-- Provided by publisher.
Gift; CMOG Admin; 2012; 2000020441; 2000020442
Purchase; Corning Museum of Glass, Bookshop; 2012; 2000021345;2000021336
Contents: 
Introduction: glass and glassmaking --
Glass before glass-blowing --
The glass of ancient Rome --
Europe between Rome and the Renaissance --
The Islamic world and Eastern Asia --
Renaissance and modern Europe --
America --
Artists discover glass --
The future.
ISBN: 
9781588343246 (hardback)
1588343243 (hardback)
Object/Material Note: 
Includes CMoG objects: 76.4.21, cover, dust jacket, p. 6 -- 98.4.657, p. 13 -- 79.1.4, p. 20 -- 59.1.578, p. 24 -- 55.1.62, p. 25 -- 66.1.78, p. 26 -- 58.1.38, p. 28 -- 72.1.11, p. 29 -- 66.1.244, p. 30 -- 59.1.76, p. 32 -- 82.1.1, p. 34 (left) -- 59.1.88, p. 34 (right) -- 62.1.31, p. 36 -- 87.1.1, p. 37 -- 55.1.85, p. 40 (top) -- 55.1.86, p. 40 (bottom) -- 66.1.37, p. 41 -- 89.3.12, p. 46 (left) -- 87.3.33, p. 46 (right) -- 2000.3.23, p. 47 -- 67.1.19, p. 49 (left) -- 67.1.20, p. 49 (right) -- 55.1.109, p. 50 -- 66.1.5, p. 52 (top) -- 68.1.1, p. 52 (bottom) -- 85.1.1, p. 53 -- 99.1.1, p. 54 -- 2002.1.1 A-E, p. 58 -- 57.6.10, p. 60 -- 55.6.18 A-C, p. 62-63 -- 84.3.24, p. 64 -- 64.3.9, p. 69 -- 50.3.1 A, p. 72 -- 2003.3.70, p. 73 -- 63.2.8, p. 75 -- 77.3.34, p. 76 -- 79.3.158, p. 77 -- 50.2.10, p. 78 -- 57.3.54, p. 79 -- 99.3.2, p. 80 (top) -- 50.2.2, p. 83 (left) -- 50.2.8 A-B, p. 84 -- 95.3.62, p. 86 -- 92.2.10, p. 87 -- 86.4.196, p. 88 -- 87.4.55m p. 89 -- 55.4.37, p. 90 (top) -- 79.4.329, p. 90 (bottom) -- 55.4.157, p. 91 (left) -- 55.4.131, p. 91 (right) -- 94.4.9, p. 92 (top) -- 50.4.138, p. 92 (bottom) -- 60.4.87 p. 93 (left) -- 93.7.3, p. 93 (right) -- 96.7.9, p. 94 -- 93.4.9, p. 95 -- 89.4.19, p. 96 -- 68.4.501, p. 97 -- 2003.4.26, p. 98-99 -- 98.4.278 B, p. 100 (left) -- 98.4.280, p. 100 (2nd from left) -- 98.4.281, p. 100 (2nd from right) -- 98.4.279 B, p. 100 (right) -- 79.4.91, p. 101 -- 90.2.3, p. 102 -- 80.3.59, p. 104 -- 75.4.113, p. 105 -- 76.4.22, p. 106 -- 55.3.165, p. 108 -- 74.3.24 A-I, p. 110-111 -- 79.3.14, p. 113 -- 87.4.41, p. 114 -- 99.2.4, p. 116-117 -- 80.4.30, p. 121.