Glass : a short history / David Whitehouse.

Title: 
Glass : a short history / David Whitehouse.
Author/Artist: 
Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013.
Publisher: 
London : British Museum Press ; Corning, N.Y. : In association with The Corning Museum of Glass, 2012.
Description: 
128 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 25 cm.
Other Authors: 
British Museum.
Corning Museum of Glass.
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
135965
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Location: 
Stacks
Call Number: 
NK5106.W59 2012
Location: 
Secured Stacks
Call Number: 
NK5106.W59 2012
Location: 
Ready Reference
Call Number: 
NK5106.W59 2012
Notes: 
Objects illustrated are from the collections of the British Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-124) and index.
The fragile beauty of glass has ensured its popularity through the ages in forms ranging from simple beakers to ornate decorative masterpieces. This beautifully illustrated book traces the story of glass from its origins in Mesopotamia some 5000 years ago, to the creation of the elegant vessels of the Islamic Near East, the superb mastery of Renaissance Venice and the creation of modern glassware for daily use.
Gift; David Whitehouse; 2013; 1000137560
Purchase; Amazon; 2013; 1000137218; 1000137219
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: 
9780714150864 (pbk.)
071415086X (pbk.)
Object/Material Note: 
Includes CMoG objects: 76.4.21, p. 6-7 -- 98.4.657, p. 13 -- 79.1.4, p. 20 -- 59.1.578, p. 24 -- 55.1.62, p. 24-25 -- 66.1.78, p. 26-27 -- 58.1.38, p. 28 -- 72.1.11, p. 28-29 -- 66.1.244, p. 30-31 -- 59.1.76, p. 32 -- 82.1.1, p. 34-35 (left) -- 59.1.88, p. 34-35 (right) -- 62.1.31, p. 36-37 -- 87.1.1, p. 37 -- 55.1.85, p. 40 (top) -- 55.1.86, p. 40 (bottom) -- 66.1.37, p. 40-41 -- 89.3.12, p. 46-47 (left) -- 87.3.33, p. 46-47 (right) -- 2000.3.23, p. 47 -- 67.1.19, p. 48-49 (left) -- 67.1.20, p. 48-49 (right) -- 55.1.109, p. 50-51 -- 66.1.5, p. 52 (top) -- 68.1.1, p. 52 (bottom) -- 85.1.1, p. 52-53 -- 99.1.1, p. 54-55 -- 2002.1.1, p. 58 -- 57.6.10, p. 60-61 -- 55.6.18, p. 62-63 -- 84.3.24, p. 64-65 -- 64.3.9, p. 68-69 -- 50.3.1, p. 72 -- 2003.3.70, p. 72-73 -- 63.2.8, p. 75 -- 77.3.34, p. 76-77 -- 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. 84-85 -- 95.3.62, p. 86 -- 92.2.10, p. 86-87 -- 86.4.196, p. 88-89 -- 87.4.55m p. 89 -- 55.4.37, p. 90 (top) -- 79.4.329, p. 90 (bottom) -- 55.4.157, p. 90-91 (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. 94-95 -- 89.4.19, p. 96-97 -- 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. 100-101 -- 90.2.3, p. 102-103 -- 80.3.59, p. 104-105 -- 75.4.113, p. 105 -- 76.4.22, p. 106-107 -- 55.3.165, p. 108-109 -- 74.3.24 A-I, p. 110-111 -- 79.3.14, p. 112-113 -- 87.4.41, p. 114-115 -- 99.2.4, p. 116-117 -- 80.4.30, p. 121.