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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René Lalique: sculptor in glass.
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Woodward & Lothrop. 80268 Washington: Woodward & Lothrop, [1935] [8] p.: port.; 28 cm. NK5198.L1 Cover title. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging April 2013. Image of portrait included in the exhibition titled Designing for a new century: works on paper by Lalique and his contemporaries, held

De l'art de la verrerie: où l'on apprend à faire le verre, le cristal, & l'email, la maniere de faire les perles, les pierres précieuses, la porcelaine, & les miroirs, la méthode de peindre sur le verre... & curiositez, inconuës jusqu'à present / par M. Haudicquer de Blancourt.
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Haudicquer de Blancourt, Jean, b. ca. 1650. Neri, Antonio, d. 1614. Arte vetraria distinta in libri sette. 78988 Art de la verrerie Paris: Chez Jean Jombert..., 1697. [14], 602, [5] p., [8] leaves of plates (some folded): ill. (engravings); 17 cm. (12mo) TP856 Signatures: [pi]⁸ A-3D⁸+⁴ 3E⁴ (last

L'arte vetraria distinta in libri sette / del R.P. Antonio Neri Fiorentino.
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Neri, Antonio, d. 1614. 78964 Arte vetraria distinta in libri sette In Firenze: Nella Stamperia de'Giunti, 1612. [6], 114, [6] p.; 22 cm. TP856 "Ne quali si scoprono, effetti marauigliosi, & insegnano segreti bellissimi, del vetro nel fuoco & altre cose curiose, all'Illust.mo

Notizbüchel für 1869-1870.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 87383 [1869-1871] [24] p.; 21 cm. R-641 Cover title. Small blue notebook containing business records organized by month. This may be an order book or a listing of orders shipped. Includes orders for glass eyes (Augen) for animals (Thieraugen) and probably for people.

Lalique mascots.
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Breves Lalique Galleries, London, England. René Lalique et cie. 89500 Lalique mascots: the most beautiful & distinctive form of car decoration London, England: Breves Lalique Galleries, [n.d., 1930-1935?] 1 folded brochure: ill.; 19 cm. Breves Lalique Galleries Car mascots (hood ornaments)

Pâtes de verre.
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92264 Vol. 4-5: Pâte de verre Carnets Pâtes de verre [ca. 1912-1919] 7 notebooks: ill.; 15 cm. TP859.1 Cover title. "Carnet" printed on cover of each notebook; multiplication tables from 2 through 10 printed on back covers. The first five notebooks contain experimental results of making

Lead isotopes in ancient coins / Robert H. Brill and William R. Shields.
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Brill, Robert H. Shields, William R., 1926- Methods of chemical and metallurgical investigation of ancient coinage 1972, pp. [279]-303. 86724 Oxford, Eng.: Oxford University Press, 1972. p. [279]-303: ill.; 25 cm. QD181.P3 Cover title. "Reprinted from Methods of chemical and metallurgical

Glass: a pocket dictionary of terms commonly used to describe glass and glassmaking / compiled by David Whitehouse.
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Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Corning Museum of Glass. 0872901653 96551 Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2006. Rev. ed. 94 p.: col. ill.; 19 cm. NK5104 Includes CMoG objects: 88.3.31, covers, p. facing t.p., p. 10-- 65.3.48, p. 6-- 55.1.62, p. 9-- 75.4.113, p. 11-- 2005.2.8, p. 12-- 92.3.15

Secret formulae for making glass: with original drawings.
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Boston Crown Glass Co. Cotter, Edmund Joseph. 97503 Boston, 1811-1812. 58 p.: ill.; 20 cm. TP857.12 Title from slipcase. Batch book. Handwritten (in multiple hands), with hand-drawn illustrations. Includes recipes from Mt. Vernon Glass Factory by Edmund Joseph Cotter; from Deerfield Glass Factory,

Micrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon / by R. Hooke, fellow of the Royal Society.
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Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703. Martyn, John, fl. 1649-1680, printer. Allestry, James, d. 1670, printer. Royal Society (Great Britain). Council. 97628 Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses London: Printed by Jo. Martyn and Ja. Allestry, Printers to the Royal Society,

Leop. Blaschka 1849 aus Böhmischaicha.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97740 1849. 1 v.: ill.; 18 cm. Blaschka Archives, Box 23 Small handwritten notebook, probably the earliest item in the Blaschka archives. Includes notes on Galvannismus, Versilberung (recipes for using gold and silver); drawings, perhaps of glass eyes and, on the same

Correspondenz-Buch III.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97766 Correspondenzbuch III [1876-1877] 1 v. (unpaged); 21 cm. R-838 Cover title. Drafts of business letters, in German and English. Displayed in the exhibition titled "The Blaschka sea creatures: inspiration and creation", held at the Rakow Research Library,

[Sketchbook, beginning with a page of multiple sketches: people, a pendulum clock, and an insect].
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[Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895]. 95869 [n.d., between 1850-1873?] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 Blascka sketchbook, primarily of human figures engaged in various activities, but includes designs for jewelry (earrings, pins, rings, filigree work), decorative objects (mirror, birdcage, tableware), and 1

Micrographia, or, Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses, with observations and inquiries thereupon / by R. Hooke.
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Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703. Martyn, John, fl. 1649-1680, bookseller. Royal Society (Great Britain). Council. 97629 Some physiological descriptions of minute bodies made by magnifying glasses London: Printed for John Martyn, 1667. [36], 246, [10] p., xxxviii leaves of plates (chiefly folded): ill.; 30

Adress u. N. Preis Verzeichniss.
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Blaschka, Leopold, 1822-1895. 97760 Adress-Preis Verzeichniss [1866-1872] 1 v.: ill.; 21 cm. R-838 Small blue handwritten notebook containing addresses, prices, sketches, etc. Includes one partial page of sketches labeled "Radularien u. Haeckel". Various informal entries are related to

Junior Scientists at The Corning Museum of Glass
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Become a Junior Scientist at The Corning Museum of Glass. http://www.cmog.org/get-involved/teen-programs/junior-scientists Explore the role of a scientist th...

Behind the Glass: Curators and Collecting
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Did you ever wonder about the people who acquire and care for the works in The Corning Museum of Glass? Hear from our dynamic team of curators as they share...

What did you do today at the Corning Museum of Glass?
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No experience is necessary. From hot glassworking, to flameworking, to fusing, to sandblasting—you and your family can do just about anything with glass, wit...

Narrated Chevron Beadmaking Demonstration
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This 6 minute version of a Chevron bead demonstration, narrated by William Gudenrath, shows the various stages of creating a Chevron bead, from the hot, blow...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Leah Fairbanks
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http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as Leah Fairbanks demonstrates for her class, Wildflower Glass Gardens, which will focus on creating floral glass beads using...

Artist-in-Residence: Steven Ciezki
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Cups and vessel forms are the founding influence on Steven Ciezki's body of work. Achieving these shapes has led him to experiment and apply theory to his pr...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Debbie Tarsitano
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http://www.cmog.org/programs/live-streaming Watch as Debbie Tarsitano demonstrates for her class, Encasing Flamework: Designs Under Glass, which will focus o...

2300° Multiplied (February 2014)
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At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public....

2300° Drink It In (January 2014)
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At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public....

2300° March Madness (March 2014)
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At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy live glassmaking, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public. Live Glassmakin...

2300° Holiday Groove (December 2013)
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Glassworking by Elements Glass and live music by J-san & the Analogue Sons. http://www.cmog.org/event/2300-holiday-groove.

Glassmaking techniques of René Lalique
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Hear from curator Kelley Elliott on the glassmaking techniques of René Lalique and see glassmaking molds displayed in the exhibition René Lalique: Enchanted...

Live-streamed Studio Demonstration: Ben Dombey
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http://www.cmog.org/live Watch as Ben Dombey demonstrates for his class, Smarter Bubbles, which helped students focus on developing a deeper understanding of...

2300° GlassFest (May 2014)
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At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy live glassmaking, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public. http://www.cmog....

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