All About Glass

All About Glass

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New glass: a worldwide survey / organized by the Corning Museum of Glass.
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Corning Museum of Glass. 087290069X 20603 Also known as: New glass 1979 New Glass 79 Exhibition originally called: Glass '79 Corning, N.Y.: The Corning Museum of Glass, 1979. 288 p.: ill. (most col.); 28 cm. NK5198 Catalog of the traveling exhibition held during 1979-1981 in Corning, Toledo,

La sculpture décorative moderne, documents réunis par Henri Rapin...
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Rapin, Henri. 20311 [Paris]: C. Moreau, [1925-29] 3 v.: 96 plates; 41 cm. 1.-3. sér. NB548 Issued in portfolios. On cover of v. 2: La sculpture decorative à l'Exposition des arts décoratifs de 1925. Vol. 1, c. 1 cover and v. 1, c. 2 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. Vol. 2-3

The methods of glass blowing, and of working silica in the oxy-gas flame: for the use of chemical and physical students / by W.A. Shenstone.
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Shenstone, W. A. (William Ashwell), 1850-1908. 25646 London: Longmans, Green and co., 1902. viii, 98 p.: ill.; 17 cm. 5th ed. TP859.2 f-4157, 2 sheets. A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book in the Library of the University of California. CMGL has a copy of the

Wonders of glass-making in all ages. By A. Sauzay.
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Sauzay, A. (Alexandre), 1804-1870. 25511 New York, C. Scribner's Sons, 1885. xx, 325 p. illus. 19 cm. NK5104 Bears bookplate of George Alexander Macbeth, Pittsburgh, Pa. For fiche use that of 1870 ed., f-3092, 5 sheets. A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book in

Reminiscences of glass-making / By Deming Jarves.
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Jarves, Deming, 1790-1869. 28631 New York, Hurd and Houghton, 1865. iv, 116 p. fold. pl. 20 cm. 2d ed., enl. TP849 f-530, 3 sheets; hard copy in library TP849.J38.1865*. A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book in the Getty Center Library. CMGL has a copy of the

Irish glass; an account of glass-making in Ireland from the XVIth century to the present day, by M. S. Dudley Westropp... Illustrated with reproductions of 188 typical pieces of Irish glass and 220 patterns and designs.
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Westropp, M. S. Dudley (Michael Seymour Dudley), 1868-1954. 27510 London, Herbert Jenkins ltd. [1920] xvii, 19-206 p. illus., XL pl. (incl. front., port., facsims.) 29 cm. NK5146 f-1301, 6 sheets. Hard copy in library NK5146.W53. A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the

Le vitrail, à l'Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs, Paris, 1925, présénte par Jacques Gruber.
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Gruber, Jacques, 1871-1936. 28599 Paris,: C.Moreau, [c1926] 2 β., 42 plates (some col.); 34 cm. NK5349 In portfolio. C. 2 and c. 1 plates 1, 3, 9-10, 19, 29, 31, 34 digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. Plate 26 sent to photography for inclusion in JOGS article in April 2014 (photography no

Elements of glass and glass making. A treatise designed for the practical glassmaker, comprising facts, figures, recipes and formulas for the manufacture of glass- plain and colored. Including an appendix containing useful information pertaining to the subject. By Benjamin F. Biser. Chemically rev. by J.A. Koch...
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Biser, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1868-1928. Koch, J. A. (Julius Arnold), b. 1864. 27872 Pittsburgh, Pa., Glass and Pottery Publishing Company [c1899] 3 p.β., 174 p. 25 cm. TP857.12 Batch book. Appendix contains notes on silvering of glass, glass to metal mounting and inks for glass. f-1539,

The methods of glass blowing: for the use of physical and chemical students / by W.A. Shenstone.
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Shenstone, W. A. (William Ashwell), 1850-1908. 31049 Glass blowing London; New York: Longmans, Green, 1897. x, 86 p.: ill.; 18 cm. 4th ed. TP859.2 Title on spine: Glass blowing. Includes index. A digital copy of this book was made by/for Joseph Imler from the book in the Reese Library of the

General catalogue No. G23: Pressed tableware, tumblers, stemware, cut glass, etc. / McKee Glass Co., Jeannette, Pa.
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McKee Glass Company, Jeannette, PA, USA. 28854 Pressed tableware, tumblers, stemware, cut glas, etc. Jeannette, Pa.: McKee Glass Co., [1923?] 92 p.: entirely ill.; 27 x 36 cm. Tableware: McKee Glass Company, Jeannette, PA, USA (F-13T) Trade catalog. Index in front. Also includes stationers'

Prices of glassware / manufactured by M'Kee & Brothers, Pittsburgh, Pa.
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McKee & Brothers, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 28856 Pittsburgh: M'Kee & Brothers, April 1st, 1868. (W.S. Haven) 16, 32 p.: ill.; 20 cm. Tableware: M'Kee & Brothers, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (F-69T) Cover title. "M'Kee & Brothers"--company name as printed on catalog.

Five black arts: a popular account of the history, processes of manufacture, and uses of printing, pottery, glass, gas-light, iron. / Condensed from the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
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Coggeshall, William Turner, 1824-1867. 28460 Columbus: Follett, Foster, 1861. vii,392 p., 27 β. of plates; 20 cm. T9 Preface signed "W.T.C." [for William Turner Coggeshall] Flooded, slight damage. Rebound. CMGL c. 2 signed "A. Houghton Jr., Cambridgeport, Mass.; Arthur A. Houghton,

Glass and glass manufacture, by Percival Marson.
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Marson, Percival. 28090 London, New York [etc.] Sir I. Pitman & sons, ltd. [1918] xi,127 p. front., illus. 18 1/2 cm. TP857 "Journals and books for reference": p.123. Copy 3 from the collection of Frederick Carder. Copies 2 and 3 reprinted 1919. A digital copy of this book was made by

An account of ancient glass beads and cylinders found on the strand of Dunworley Bay, Co. Cork / by William C. Neligan.
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Neligan, William Chadwick. 32305 [s.l.]: Printed for private circulation, 1858. 25 p., 1 col. plate; 22 cm. NK3650 Beads, possibly of 14-15th century. Near Eastern origin, presumably from a shipwreck, washed ashore in Ireland. A paper read before the Cork Cuvierian Society, December 2, 1857.

Glass and glassmaking in ancient Mesopotamia: an edition of the Cuneiform texts which contain instructions for glassmakers with a catalogue of surviving objects / [by] A. Leo Oppenheim, Robert H. Brill, Dan Barag, Axel von Saldern.
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Oppenheim, A. Leo, 1904-1974. Cuneiform texts. Brill, Robert H. Chemical interpretation of the texts. Barag, Dan. Mesopotamian core formed glass vessels. Saldern, Axel von, 1923-2012. Other Mespotamian glass vessels. 27367 Corning, N.Y.: The Corning Museum of Glass, 1970. viii, 242 p., 20 β. of

Spezial-Katalog: Römer, Madeira- und Likör-Kelche, Sektkelche, Champagner-Schalen, Rotwein-Kelche, Pokale, 1909-1910.
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Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, Paris, France. 30854 Römer, Madeira- und Likör-Kelche, Sektkelche, Champagner-Schalen, Rotwein-Kelche, Pokale, 1909-1910 Paris: Compagnie des cristalleries de Baccarat, 1909. [18] pl. (most col.); 24 cm. Trade catalog: Baccarat, Paris, France (F-7223C)

Les industries d'art à l'exposition universelle de 1889: mobilier, bronze, orfèvrerie, bijouterie, joaillerie, céramique, verrerie, vitraux, papiers peints, étoffes, tapis, dentelles, éventails, armes de luxe, instruments de musique, etc., etc. / par Victor Champier. Avec une préface de Eugène Guillaume.
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Champier, Victor, b. 1851. 31452 Paris: Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, 1889-1891. 2 v. (17 fasc.), entirely plates: ill. (some col.); 30 cm. T803 Supplement to: Revue des Arts Décoratifs from May 1889-June 1891. Contrary to prospectus in fasc. 1, no text for these plates was ever published.

Curiosities of glass making: with details of the processes and productions of ancient and modern ornamental glass manufacture / By Apsley Pellatt.
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Pellatt, Apsley, 1791-1863. 28365 London: David Bogue, 1849. viii, 146 p., 6 leaves of col. plates: ill.; 22 cm. TP857 Copy 2 from the collection of Frederick Carder. Photograph of c. 3 t.p. published in Reflecting antiquity: modern glass inspired by ancient Rome (CMOG, 2007, p. 121). C. 2

[Sales brochure] / Grierson & Co., manufacturers, no. 43 Market St., Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Grierson & Co., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 29248 Pittsburgh, Pa.: Grierson & Co., [ca.1875] (Pittsburgh: Otto Krebs, lith.) 1 sheet (2 p.): entirely ill.; 31 cm. (folded) Tableware: Grierson & Co., Pittsburgh, PA, USA. (F-5205T) Trade catalog. New York pattern: p.2. Clearwater T309. Glassware

Nine ways to use a pitcher [electronic resource].
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Ransmeier, Leon. 132918 9 ways to use a pitcher 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawings include both design images and photographs showcasing variations of handle placement with cardboard models. Ransmeier maintains that the handles are the fundamental communication of the human hand with the object

[Design drawing used in preparation for GlassLab prototypes] [electronic resource].
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Perry, Mike, 1981- Meek, Eric. Rochelle, Chris. 132917 Color blob vessel 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing features four numbered varieties of prototypes including infinity symbol, optical illusion shapes, and two different of color "bloooobs" in 3-D. Mike Perry collaborated with

[Design drawings used in preparation for ellipsoid martini glass prototypes] [electronic resource].
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Castle, Wendell, 1932- 133108 Ellipsoid martini glass prototype 2012. 5 computer files. Five design drawings for martini glasses with conical cups and ellipsoid elements applied as stems and feet. Wendell Castle collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle June 19-20, 2012 during his time at GlassLab at

Repurposed molds [electronic resource].
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Alesina, Inna, 1969- Rochelle, Chris. Holtzinger, Adam. Minami, Jason. Sheppard, Annette. 132691 2012. 1 computer file. Design concept for "repurposing solid wooden objects as molds for glass blowing". Text details that "glassblower would blow hollow vase into this mold. Only bottom

[Design concepts for glass buoy prototype] [electronic resource].
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Buchanan-Smith, Peter Gordon. Meek, Eric. Rochelle, Chris. 132693 2012. 1 computer file. Design concepts for eyeball buoy with variations and flag. Buchanan-Smith collaborated with gaffers Chris Rochelle, Eric Meek, Annette Sheppard, Jason Minami, and Adam Holtzinger July 21-22, 2012 during his

Rich cut glass.
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C.G. Alford & Co., Honesdale, PA, USA. 128345 Honesdale, Pa.: C. G. Alford & Co., Inc., 1903 (Chicago: Binner-Wells Co.) 36 p.: ill.; 24 x 31 cm. Alford, C.G., & Co. CMGL c.2 received as part of ACGA Archives. CMGL has a spiral bound photocopy of this catalog received as part of ACGA

Memoir on the origin, progress, and improvement of glass manufactures, including an account of the patent crystallo ceramie, or, glass incrustations.
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Pellatt, Apsley, 1791-1863. 29558 London: B. Holdsworth, 1821. 36, 6 p., 8 plates; 25 cm. NK5440.S8 c. 1, flooded, unbound, plates hand colored. c. 2, lacks 6 p. of explanation of plates. Plates are smaller (21 cm.) and laid in, never bound in. c. 2 bears bookplate of G. Bontemps; "Presented..

État actuel de l'industrie française, ou coup d'oeil sur l'exposition de ses produits, dans les salles du Louvre, en 1819. / Par E. Jouy.
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Jouy, E. 28673 Paris: Chez l'Huillier, 1821. 221 p.; 23 cm. T799 1819 Glass: chapters 12, 17, 18. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. Special CorningDB 3DF54CF9-948F-475F-80D9-0396CE69070D.pdf Exposition des produits de l'industrie française (1819: Paris, France) Manufactures

L'art en Alsace: exposition organisée / sous le patronage de la Société des Amis des Arts de Strasbourg.
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Société des Amis des Arts de Strasbourg. 31041 Strasbourg: Imp. Dernières Nouvelles, 1925. 39 p.: plans; 22 cm. T805 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. From the collection of Frederick Carder. At head of title: Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes,

Moderne Entwürfe für Kunstverglasung und Glasmalerei.
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28301 Berlin: Fritz Toussaint, [ca.1914] 25 leaves of col. plates; 37 cm. NK5399 Title page has been changed from a printed "18" to a handwritten "25" farbige Tafeln. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010. Issued in portfolio. Color is added by hand. CageO CorningDB

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