VHS tape 1 contains 5 separate lectures. When digitized it was necessary to put each lecture on a separate DVD.
Image is grainy and dark.
Introduction and opening remarks made by Dwight Lanmon. He speaks about the preparations for the 1989 Russian glass exhibition, recent acquisitions which includes "Innerland" by Eric Hilton, and the first Rakow Commission by Doug Anderson. Following is a lecture by Philip Johnston on American furniture, silver and ceramics from the period 1850-1904. He covers the various influences of this period such as Gothic, naturalism, Renaissance, Rococo, French, Japanese, arts and crafts, and Beaux Arts.
Filmed during the 26th annual Seminar on Glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, 1986.
Dwight P. Lanmon, Director, The Corning Museum of Glass ; Philip M. Johnston, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute.