All About Glass

All About Glass

This is your resource for exploring various topics in glass: delve deeper  with this collection of articles, multimedia, and virtual books all about glass. Content is frequently added to the area, so check back for new items. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send us your suggestion. If you have a specific question, Ask a Librarian at our Rakow Research Library.

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Some Glass Beads Excavated on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas
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Brill, Robert H. Hoffman, Charles A Annales du 10e Congrès de l'Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre Amsterdam, Netherlands: AIHV, 1987, pp. 373-398, ill. AI20788 Additional info: Madrid-Segovie, Sept. 23-28, 1985 Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H.

Chemical Analyses of Some Glasses from Frattesina
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Brill, Robert H. Journal of Glass Studies v. 34, 1992, pp. 11-22 AI30146 ill. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-69 10th-9th-c. B.C. bead and slab samples from Veneto site Also available online in the Science Research database, full text.

Kenchreai Panels Revisited.
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The Corning Museum of Glass Newsletter, Summer 1996, pp. [1-2], ill. AI37939 Conservation of the 4th-c. A.D. glass mosaic panels. Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Digitized by OCLC Digitization Services in 2008. Text-searchable.pdf created from digital file.

Chemical Analyses of Some Ancient Glasses from Korea
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Lee, In-Sook Brill, Robert H. Fenn, Philip M. Annales du 12e Congrès de l'Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre Amsterdam: A.I.H.V., 1993, pp. 163-175 AI34305 Additional info: Vienna, Aug. 26-31, 1991 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text.

Some Thoughts on the Famen Temple Glass Finds.
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Brill, Robert H. Fenn, Philip M. Selected Papers from the First International Symposium on the History and Culture of the Famen Temple, [1992], pp. 254-258, ill AI31213 Glasswares in Famen Temple. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-74

Thoughts on the Glass of Central Asia with Analyses of Some Glasses from Afghanistan
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Brill, Robert H. Proceedings of the XVth International Congress on Glass, Archaeometry Moscow: Rotoprint VNIIZSM, 1989, pp. 19-24 AI23465 Additional info: Leningrad, July 2-7, 1989, O. V. Mazurin, ed Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. CitationDB DE3B719B-9D43-4CE0

The Chemical Composition of a Faience Bead from China
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Brill, Robert H. Tong, Stephen Shap Chow Zhang Fukang Journal of Glass Studies v. 31, 1989, pp. 11-15 AI23349 ill. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-64 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Digitized by OCLC

An Examination of Some Egyptian Glass Objects
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Brill, Robert H. Barnes, I. Lynus The Egyptian Mining Temple at Timna. Researches in the Arabah 1959-1984. Vol. 1 London: Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 1988, pp. 217-223 AI21956 Additional info: Beno Rothenberg, ed Also available

Chemical Analyses of Some Stained Glass Windows in Leon Cathedral
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Brill, R. H. Weintraub, S. XVI Congreso Internacional del Vidrio Madrid: the congress, 1992, v. 7: Archaeometry, pp. 143-148 AI32612 Additional info: Madrid, Spain, 1992 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Also available online in the Science Research database.

Laboratory Studies of Some Glasses from Vergina
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Brill, Robert H. Journal of Glass Studies v. 36, 1994, pp. 11-23 AI33904 ill. Reference list A: Glass research, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, A-78 Analyses of five colorless samples from a tomb in Macedonia,possibly belonging to Philip II of Macedon Also available online

2 Asian Glass Scholars Meet for the First Time in Corning
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The Corning Museum of Glass Newsletter Spring 1989, pp. 3-4 AI23477 ill. Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Digitized by OCLC Digitization Services in 2008. Text-searchable.pdf created from digital file. Digitized by Backstage Library Works. CitationDB 6DD0C90A-243F

Chemical Analyses of Some Glasses from Sumatra
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McKinnon, E. Edwards Brill, Robert H Archaeometry of Glass, Proceedings of the Archaeometry Session of the XIV International Congress on Glass Calcutta: Indian Ceramic Society, 1987, section 2, pp. 1-14 AI21521 Additional info: New Delhi, March 2-6, 1986, H. C. Bhardwaj, ed Also available online in

Conservation Problems of 'Zwischengoldglas'. Part I: Laboratory Examinations and Possible Treatments
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Brill, Robert H. others Journal of Glass Studies v. 22, 1980, pp. 12-35 AI9442 ill. Reference list B: Conservation, in: Brill, Robert H. Chemical analyses of early glasses, B-7 Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. Digitized by OCLC Digitization Services in 2008. Text

Lead Isotopes in Some Japanese and Chinese Glasses
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Brill, Robert H. others Ars Orientalis v. 11, 1979, pp. 87-109 AI9443 ill. Also available online in the Science Research database, full text. CitationDB A49A6588-D4C7-481C-974C-6598A1666408.pdf Glass

The Kenchreai opus sectile Glass Panels Revisited: A Comparison and Assessment of Previous Treatments.
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Koob, S. P. Brill, R. H. Thimme, D. Archaeological Conservation and Its Consequences, London: The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 1996, pp. 105-110, ill. AI1407 Additional info: Preprints of the Contributions to the Copenhagen Congress, Aug. 26-30, 1996.

David Patchen Guest Artist Demonstration
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Watch David Patchen's demo from the special GlassFest 2300° event. David Patchen took a glassmaking class in 2001 which would inspire a drastic career change and permanently alter his life’s direction. Transitioning out of the corporate marketing world and into the life of a professional

Suellen Fowler Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as Suellen Fowler demonstrates making a small perfume bottle with stopper for her class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown Forms.

Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library
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When glass artist Mel George teaches a class, she takes her surroundings into account. She tries “to give the students special experiences that the individual places can offer.” So, soon after George and her students arrived at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, they set off to explore the

The Cadmiologia of Johann Gottlob Lehmann: A Sourcebook for the History of Preindustrial Glass Furnaces in Central Europe
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Glass furnaces are built to last. Self-destruction, however, seems to be one of their regrettable characteristics. The structure is consumed by high temperatures that no material can withstand indefinitely. Although the life spans of furnaces may have varied considerably, a report of 1649 suggests

Jeff Koons | Behind the Glass Lecture
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One of the most influential and controversial American artists active today, Jeff Koons elevates popular culture into a high art form. His artwork plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, and commerce by transforming banal objects such as “balloon dogs” or piles of Playdoh into monumental sculpture. He

Ruffner Shirts, Cherries, and Snowflakes, of Course
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Curator Tina Oldknow describes "Shirts, Cherries, and Snowflakes, of Course" by American artist Ginny Ruffner.

Anna Mlasowsky Specialty Glass Residency
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"Even though I know glass well, and I've worked with it so much, I feel like I'm completely a beginner again—a beginner with knowledge—and I think this is a very different way of working then I've done so far," says artist Anna Mlasowsky about the Special Glass Residency, a

Namdoo Kim | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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Children in Korea today are like mass produced toys. They are meant to be all exactly alike, lacking individuality and quality of character, a whole society of people who are easily replaceable and hold little value as individuals, just like mass produced plastic toys or paper dolls

Fredrik Nielsen | Artist-in-Residence at The Studio
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I like to see it as, I know how to play, but I choose not to play the way that I learned. Fredrik Nielsen is a Swedish artist with a unique flair for experimentation, combining aspects of pop culture such as graffiti, music, videos, and performance into his glass art. His strong desire to push the

George Kennard Live-Streamed Studio Demo
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Watch as George Kennard demonstrates for his class, Multiple Gathers, which focused on creating larger-scale work with an emphasis on the mechanics of safely controlling larger amounts of glass, utilizing the bench, working with a torch, moving correctly, and team coordination.

A Brief History of Gemmaux
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The permanent collection of The Corning Museum of Glass holds sixteen glass panels affixed to light boxes, which were crafted in a mid-20th-century technique that has recently seen a surge in public interest. The panels, made in the 1950s and 1960s, came to the museum in 1993, and are called

CMOG in 2 Minutes
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Find a wing for 35 centuries of glass art and history, a floor dedicated to glass science and innovation, an all-new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, and the largest hot glass demonstrations space in the world: there is more to see and do at The Corning Museum of Glass than ever before. Poster image

2016 E-Commerce Summit
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Executive Summary In October of 2016, The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) assembled a group of museum professionals to discuss e-commerce, its role as a platform extending the museum’s mission, and some of the conceptual and pragmatic aspects of commercial transactions conducted on the Internet. The

Glasses with American Views – Addenda
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In 1977, the author discussed two groups of glasses engraved with American views, probably made in the United States but possibly abroad. 1 In the last two years, several more glasses in each of these groups have been discovered, along with some new information which is here presented. Five

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