This book is a selection of 81 glass sculptures and panels, dating from the late 1950s to 2007, from the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. Sixty-eight stablished and emerging artists whose works are presented in this book share an experimental approach to glass that transcends the material’s traditional association with the decorative arts.
The book includes an introductory essay by Tina Oldknow, curator of modern glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, biographical sketches of the artists, and suggestions for further reading.
Among the international artists included in this generously illustrated volume are Larry Bell, Howard Ben Tré, Dale Chihuly, Václav Cigler, Brian Clarke, Jun Kaneko, Marian Karel, Karen LaMonte, Silvia Levenson, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Donald Lipski, Harvey Littleton, Josiah McElheny, Tom Patti, Robert Rauschenberg, Jill Reynolds, Judith Schaechter, Kiki Smith, Lino Tagliapietra, Bertil Vallien, and Christopher Wilmarth.
Some artists use glass because they have ideas that are most appropriately expressed in it. For others, the work is about developing new ways in which glass may be expressed. The artists selected here do not represent all or even most of the individuals who have worked in new ways with glass. What these artists share, however, is an experimental approach to glass that has encouraged its development—throughout the late 20th century and into the early years of the 21st—as a medium for sculpture and painting.