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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Cup with Gladiators (Family Tour)
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Much like today, sports fans throughout history have enjoyed drinking from cups decorated with pictures of their heroes. This cup is decorated with pictures of famous gladiators.

Cup with Gladiators (Technique- Family Tour)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make this cup with gladiators on it. Much like today, sports fans enjoyed drinking from cups decorated with pictures of their heroes. This cup is decorated with pictures of famous gladiators.

Countless Variations: Lens Combinations
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The world began to realize that so far it had only toyed with glass. Now a brand new material was born.     -Walter Kioulehn, Odyssey of the 41 Glassmakers, 1959 By the mid-1800s, there were still only two kinds of optical glass: soda-lime crown glass and lead-containing flint glass. Opticians

Mechanical Glass Theater (Technique- Family App)
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Listen as glass artist William Gudenrath describes the technique used to make this mechanical glass theater. This miniature theater shows the Wedding at Cana. Look closely and you can see that it is made of shells, rock crystal, fabric, and pieces of glass. Some of the figures are attached to

Mechanical Glass Theater (Family App)
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This miniature theater shows the Wedding at Cana. Look closely and you can see that it is made of shells, rock crystal, fabric, and pieces of glass. Some of the figures are attached to levers that allowed them to be moved.

Meet the Artist: Karen LaMonte
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Karen LaMonte's monumental sculptures in cast glass, and her smaller cast glass reliefs and mirrors, have received international attention. This lecture, part of the Museum's popular Meet the Artist series, focused on LaMonte's creation of the Museum's major sculpture, Evening

Modern Glass (401)
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Modern Glass play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 401 After 1900, fine art and design experienced radical changes. This was

Cigler sculptures (573)
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Cigler sculptures play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 573 Half-Green Egg with Optical Lens Václav Cigler (Czech, b. 1929) With the

Untitled (571)
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Untitled play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 571 Nicolas Africano (American, b. 1948) With the assistance of Melanie Hunter United

The Proof of Awareness (569)
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The Proof of Awareness play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 569 Loretta Hui-shan Yang (Chinese, b. 1952) People’s Republic of China

The Cold Genius (567)
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The Cold Genius play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 567 Judith Schaechter (American, b. 1961) United States, Philadelphia,

Present (565)
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Present play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 565 Nicole Chesney (American, b. 1971) United States, Cranston, Rhode Island 2005

Libertà (Liberty) (553)
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Libertà (Liberty) play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 553 Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) United States, Providence, Rhode Island

Double Face (549)
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Double Face play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 549 Ann Wolff (German, b. 1937) Germany, Berlin 1999 Antique sheet glass, enameled

Red/Amber Sliced Descending Form (557)
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Red/Amber Sliced Descending Form play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 557 Harvey K. Littleton (American, b. 1922) United States,

North Sea Waves (547)
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North Sea Waves play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 547 Zora Palová (Slovak, b. 1947) Slovakia, Bratislava 2008 Mold-melted glass,

Sun Chariot and Cristallo e bronzo (545)
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Glass Sticks (543)
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Glass Sticks play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 543 Jun Kaneko (Japanese, b. 1942) United States, Portland, Oregon 2001 Kiln

It’s Raining Knives (539)
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It’s Raining Knives play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 539 Silvia Levenson (Argentinean, b. 1957) Italy, Vigevano 1996–2004 Cast

Gyes Arcade (529)
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Gyes Arcade play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 529 Christopher Wilmarth (American, 1943–1987) United States, New York, New York

Woven Heaven, Tangled Earth (527)
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Woven Heaven, Tangled Earth play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 527 Susan Plum (American, b. 1944) United States, Brooklyn, New

West Sky (525)
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West Sky play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 525 Alessandro Diaz de Santillana, (Italian, b. 1959) U.S., Stanwood, Washington 1997

Cargo Seed (523)
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Cargo Seed play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 523 Bertil Vallien (Swedish, b. 1938) Sweden, Åfors, Åfors Glassworks 1988 Sand

Red Pyramid (521)
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Red Pyramid play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 521 Stanislav Libenský (Czech, 1921–2002) and Jaroslava Brychtová (Czech, b. 1924)

Host IX–Epidendrum (519)
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Host IX–Epidendrum play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 519 Debora Moore (American, b. 1960) United States, Seattle, Washington

Tire (517)
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Tire play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 517 Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925–2008) With the assistance of Daniel Spitzer and

Endeavor (513)
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Hollow Torso and Omagh (509)
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Hollow Torso and Omagh play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 509 Hollow Torso Clifford Rainey (British, b. Northern Ireland, 1948)

Material Culture (505)
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Material Culture play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 505 Beth Lipman (American, b. 1971) United States, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and

Contemporary Glass (501)
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Contemporary Glass play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 501 A major development of the Studio Glass movement has been the use of

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