All About Glass
All About Glass
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Champier, Victor, b. 1851. Paris: Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs, 1889-1891. T803 Special CorningDB Record Number 31452 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books Call Number: T803.C45 * Location: Microforms Call Number: F-16643 Description 2 v. (17 fasc.), entirely
Whitehouse, David, 1941-2013. Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, N.Y.: Corning Museum of Glass, c2006. Rev. ed. NK5104 Stacks CorningDB Record Number 0872901653 96551 Description 94 p.: col. ill.; 19 cm. Object/Material Note Includes CMoG objects: 88.3.31, covers, p. facing t.p., p. 10-- 65.3.48, p.
In March 1996, the Rakow Library of The Corning Museum of Glass acquired two important drawings by the early 20th-century Irish stained glass artist Harry Clarke 1 (1889–1931). One of these drawings, created in 1914, is a detailed design for Clarke's "St. Gobnet" window in the Honan
Tiffany Studios (New York, N.Y.) New York: Tiffany Studios, c1913. Tiffany Studios, New York, NY, USA. (F-1531F) MicroTC CorningDB Record Number 53794 Find This in the Library Location: Microform / Trade Catalogs Call Number: Tiffany Studios, New York, NY, USA. (F-1531F) Location: Secured Stacks
Watch Suellen Fowler demonstrate for her class, Flamework Glass Sculpting: Solid and Blown Forms, which will cover a variety of techniques for creating sculp...
Richard Marquis, glassblower and collector of beat-up, vintage objects, has had an extraordinary influence on the development of contemporary studio glass in...
William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, lecturer, and teacher. He is an authority on historical hot glassworking techniques from ancient Egypt through t...
Colgate Art Glass Company, New York, NY, USA. New York: Colgate Art Glass Company,  Colgate Art Glass Company, New York, NY, USA. TC CorningDB Record Number 90558 Description 58 p.: ill.; 18 x 26 cm. Notes Catalog has had pages 21-32, 49-56 removed. Catalog was acquired with a collection of
Charles G. Tuthill Glass Company, Middletown, NY, USA. [Middletown, N.Y.: Charles G. Tuthill Glass Company, 1902-1923] Tuthill, Charles G., Glass Company, Middletown, NY, USA. TCF CorningDB Record Number 80271 Description  leaves: original photos; 18 x 27 cm. Notes Album and photographs are in
F. & C. Osler (Firm), Birmingham, England. [Birmingham]: F. & C. Osler, [n.d., 1876-1885?] Osler, F. & C., Birmingham, England. TCF CorningDB Record Number 92821 Description  p.,  leaves: ill. (some col.); 37 cm. Notes Catalog is fragile and in very poor condition. Front cover
Jordana Korsen has been working with hot glass for more than 20 years, focusing on functional work with a sculptural touch. As a glassblower, she creates cle...
Glass is found at archaeological excavations in a variety of conditions. The glass condition can range from pristine, where no deterioration is visible, to so heavily degraded that practically all the glass has been transformed into corrosion products. The deterioration of the glass surface is
René Lalique et cie, Paris, France. Paris: René Lalique et cie, [1922-1931] Lalique, René et cie TC CorningDB Record Number 55240 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks- Trade Catalogs Call Number: Lalique, René et cie Location: Microform / Trade Catalogs Call Number: Tableware:
Daniel Clayman creates large-scale, cast-glass minimalist sculptures that evoke familiar objects and capture space and volume, transforming intangible light...
At 2300°: Finger Lakes Finest in January, glassblower Eric Meek and flameworker Eric Goldschmidt, collaborated to make an amphora with flameworked figures an...
Fowler, James. Archaeologia v. 46 (1880). London: J. B. Nichols and sons, 1879. TP857 Cage CorningDB Record Number 25401 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks Call Number: TP857.F78 Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books (Oversized) Call Number: TP857.F78 O * Location: Stacks Call
Watch Heather Trimlett demonstrate for her Beadmaking with an Introduction to Glass Buttons class at The Studio. Students of this class will learn to work sm...
Pliny, the Elder. Johann, of Speier, d. 1470. printer Plinius Secundus Nouocomensis equestribus militiis industriȩ functus, procurationes quoq[ue] splendidissimas atq[ue] continuas summa integritate administrauit... [Venice: Johannes de Spira, before 18 Sept. 1469] F-6710 Microform CorningDB
Josephus, Flavius. [ca. 1200] PA4222 SpecialO CorningDB Record Number 97641 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books (Oversized) Call Number: PA4222.D3 ca. 1200 O * Location: Digital Book Call Number: No call number available Description 124 leaves; 34 cm. Notes Manuscript
Josephus, Flavius. Josephus, Flavius. De bello Judaico. Latin. Schüssler, Johann, fl. 1470-1473. Rufinus, of Aquileia, 345-410. De bello Judaico Incipit ([2a]): Iosephi historiog[ra]phi viri clarissimi prologus in libros antiquitatum vigi[n]ti incipit feliciter Incipit ([202a]): Iosephi de bello
Cassius Dio Cocceianus. Estienne, Robert, 1503?-1559, printer. Dionis Romanarum historiarum libri XXIII, à XXXVI ad LVIII usque Lutetiae: Ex officina Rob. Stephani..., 1548. F-67 Microform CorningDB Record Number 97550 Find This in the Library Location: Microforms Call Number: F-67 Location:
Pellatt, Apsley, 1791-1863. London: David Bogue, 1849. TP857 Cage CorningDB Record Number 28365 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks Call Number: TP857.P39 Location: Microforms Call Number: R-46a Location: Microforms Call Number: F-1488 Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books Call
Thanks largely to René Lalique (1860–1945), glass became one of the liveliest forms of expression in French decorative arts during the first half of the 20th century. In the vanguard of both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, Lalique helped to reinvigorate the market for French luxury goods.
A select group of rare books in the Rakow Research Library’s collection serve not only as repositories of early glass knowledge but also as artifacts of fine bookmaking. They were written by ancient authors and printed some 1,000 years later during the first century of modern printing (about 1450
In the canon of architectural writings, this ancient Roman Latin text stands at the summit. It was written by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (fl. first century B.C.) sometime in the late first century B.C. Today’s architecture students find it on their reading lists, and it is still available in paperback
When Johannes de Spira died in 1470, the printing business he had started was taken over by his brother, Vindelinus. Two years later, Vindelinus published Strabo’s De situ orbis, an ancient geographical text consisting of 17 books. A first edition of this work had been issued in Rome in 1469 by
One of the most learned scholar-printers in Venice was Aldus Manutius (1449–1515). He designed a Greek type font that, beginning about 1495, he used to print a series of texts by the ancient Greek masters. The Rakow Research Library has two of these original Aldine editions in its collection. One
One might say that the 16 th century scholar-printer Robert Estienne (1503-1559) inherited from Aldus Manutius the mantle of Greek printing. At the very least, he must have felt an affinity with Aldus based on his love for the ancient Greek writings and his desire to render them in modern
Rosenhain, Walter, 1875-1934. New York: Van Nostrand, 1908 (1912, 1915, 1916 prtgs.) TP857 Westminster series Special CorningDB Record Number 27971 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books Call Number: TP857.R81 1908* Location: Secured Stacks Call Number: TP857.R81 Holdings
Marson, Percival. London, New York [etc.] Sir I. Pitman & sons, ltd.  TP857 Pitman's common commodities and industries Cage CorningDB Record Number 28090 Find This in the Library Location: Secured Stacks Call Number: TP857.M37 Location: Secured Stacks- Rare Books Call Number: