All About Glass

All About Glass

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Studio Demonstrations: Mark Matthews
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Watch Mark Matthews demonstrate for his Graphic and Color Systems in Glass class at The Studio. This class will use colored rods, powders, frits, and techniques such as color overlaying and cane making, students will create combinations of graphic patterns and will experiment with color schemes.

Studio Demonstrations: Alex Brand
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Watch Alex Brand demonstrate for his Color Working Techniques course at The Studio. This course will present various color working techniques and teach students to infuse their glassmaking with color. The class will focus on various types of incalmo work; the hot joining of two or more separate

2300°: Salsa (December 20, 2012)
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The Corning Museum of Glass presents its popular 2300° series of art happenings each year, featuring live music, hot glassmaking, and great food and drink. This video gives you an inside look at the festivities at 2300°: Salsa (December 20, 2012), including music by El Rumbon, glassmaking by Pablo

The Corning flood: museum under water / the Corning Museum of Glass; [editor, John H. Martin, associate editor, Charleen K. Edwards].
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Corning Museum of Glass. Martin, John H., 1922-2007. Edwards, Charleen K., 1927- Fischer, David J. 0872900630 28535 Corning, N.Y.: The Museum, c1977. 60, xi p.: ill.; 28 cm. GB1227.S7 Chapter V and VI by David J. Fischer. Bibliography: p. xi. Appendix I, II, and III scanned February 2012 and

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

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

L'art décoratif: revue mensuelle d'art contemporain.
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37030 Art et décoration (OCoLC)ocm8259523 Art décoratif Paris. v.: ill. (some col.); 30 cm. 1er semestre- Oct. 1898/Mars 1899- Ceased in 1914. Subtitle varies: from... to Dec. 1906: revue mensuelle d'art contemporain.--19..revue de la vie artistique, ancienne et moderne.--19..revue de l'

Recent advances in conservation: contributions to the IIC Rome Conference, 1961 / edited by G[erry] Thomson.
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International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. Congress (1961: Rome) Thomson, Garry. 25734 Rome Conference London: Butterworths, 1963. xv, 224 p.: ill., 2 col. pl.; 29 cm. N8555 English or French. Includes bibliographies. P. 145-151: Reference list A: Glass studies, in:

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)

Gazetteer and business directory of Steuben County, N.Y., for 1868-9 / compiled and published by Hamilton Child.
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Child, Hamilton, b. 1836. 119632 Steuben County Directory, 1868-9 Syracuse: Child, 1868. 267 p. (p. 1-2, [265]-267 advertisements on lining papers), [1] folded map: ill.; 22 cm. F127.S8 Includes index. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2011. CMGL copy has loose cover and lacks p. 2-6.

Lalique lights and decorations / designed by Réné Lalique.
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Breves Lalique Galleries, London, England. René Lalique et cie. 132556 Lalique lighting Lalique lights London: Breves Lalique Galleries, [ca. 1930s] (London & Banbury: Henry Stone & Son, Ltd.) 20 p.: ill. (some col.); 25 cm. Breves Lalique Galleries "Light catalogue index" (with

“Flexible” Roman Glass?
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There are three sources that concern the story of the “flexible” glass of first century Rome: Pliny’s Natural History, Petronius’ Satyricon, and Dio Cassius’ Roman History. Petronius (d. 63 A.D.) published the story before Pliny, who completed his encyclopedia in 78 A.D. Dio Cassius’ story is much

Glass in the Price Edict of Diocletian
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In A.D. 301, Emperor Diocletian attempted to halt a rapid rise in prices by issuing his Edictum de pretiis (Edict on prices), which established maximum prices and wages throughout the Roman Empire. Copies of the edict were inscribed in Latin or Greek on marble panels and posted in prominent places.

Glass in the Epigrams of Martial
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The Verses of Martial, which were composed between A.D. 83 and 102, mostly in Rome, contain 12 explicit references to objects made of glass (for which Martial uses the noun vitrium or the adjective vitreus), together with two references to "Vatinian cups" (calices Vatinii), which appear

Cross-Cultural Influences in Glassmaking in the 18th and 19th Centuries
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East Influences West In Western Europe, the influence of East and South Asian products imported by the English, Dutch, and French East India Companies in the 18th and 19th centuries had a significant impact on style and art. European artists, fascinated by Oriental designs, architecture, and

East Meets West: Cross-Cultural Influences in Glassmaking in the 18th and 19th Centuries
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Beginning in the 13th century, the philosophies, scientific discoveries, and artistic achievements of East Asia gradually became known in Europe. The Chinese began large-scale international trade during the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), exchanging goods with Western merchant travelers. 1 The

The Estonian Glasshouse of Hüti, 1628–1664
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Before his death, Maks Roosma, Professor in the Department of Glass, State Art Institute, Tallinn, Estonia, sent a brief article summarizing the results of his research into the history of the most important early glasshouse in Estonia. Professor Roosma had conducted an archaeological excavation on

Depictions of Glassmaking in Diderot’s Encyclopédie
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Denis Diderot and Jean Le Rond d’Alembert published their much acclaimed Encyclopédie in Paris from 1751 to 1765. To illustrate their entries, they commissioned several hundred engraved images depicting artistic crafts and common trades in preindustrial France. Since pictorial representations of

A Recently Discovered Cage Cup
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This paper describes and discusses a late Roman cage cup that appeared on the market in 1986 and was acquired by The Corning Museum of Glass in 1987. 1 The hemispherical glass cup has metal fittings which indicate that, at the time of burial, it was meant to be suspended. This raises the

Byzantine Silver Stain: Another Example?
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In last year's Journal of Glass Studies [Vol. 42], Mark T. Wypyski and the present authors described a fragmentary vessel decorated with silver stain, and concluded that it is Byzantine and of about the 10th century. 1 We compared the fragment with the celebrated bowl with painted ornament in

Roman Glass Boats
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This note discusses the function of a group of Roman glass models of boats. Six boats are known. They were found at Pompeii (two examples, including Fig. 1), 1 Palombara in Sabina, 2 Aquileia 3 and Santa Elena di Melma near Treviso in ltaly, 4 and St. Aldegund near Koblenz in Germany. 5 All of the

The Transition from Natron to Plant Ash in the Levant
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The basic components of early glasses were soda, lime, and silica. In the Mediterranean region and Western Asia, these three components were usually introduced in the form of two ingredients: either natron (soda) and sand containing shell fragments (silica and lime), or ash derived from halophytic

The Date of the Glass from Karanis
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Today, more than 60 years after its publication, Donald B. Harden's monograph on the glass from Karanis 1 is still one of the most frequently cited sources of information on the glass of Roman Egypt. The quantity of objects found at the site and their excellent state of preservation provided

René Lalique
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Glass is a wonderful substance. Everything makes it an incomparable plastic medium in the hands of an ingenious artist, offering his imagination and talent almost limitless scope for discovery. ―René Lalique 1 From 1884, when his first jewelry designs were displayed at the Musée du Louvre, until

Macbeth "Pearl Glass" and "Pearl Top" lamp glasses: catalogue no. 78.
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Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 54152 Pittsburgh, Pa.: Macbeth-Evans Glass Company, [n.d., 1905-1920?] 108 p.: ill.; 20 cm. F-3130LG Includes an index which tells what lamps and burners each chimney is for. Clearwater LG0139 Catalog is in poor condition with many loose and

Masters of Studio Glass: Richard Marquis
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Richard Marquis, a self-described glassblower and collector of beat-up, vintage objects, has had an extraordinary influence on the development of contemporary studio glass in America and around the world. As an artist, he is admired for his understanding of color and form as well as for his humor

The art of glassmaking, 1751-1772; a portfolio of prints from the Diderot encyclopedia.
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Diderot, Denis, 1713-1784. Corning Glass Center. Corning Museum of Glass. 67353 [Corning, N.Y.: Corning Glass Center, n.d., 1960-70?] 1 leaf, 6 plates in portfolio: ill.; 29 x 38 cm. T9 Exterior and interior of a wood burning factory; mixing the batch & making a goblet; steps involved in the

E.F. Holbrook & Bros., manufacturers of ornamental glass for railway cars, dwellings, churches, &c, &c, &c.: Also importers of French window, railway, picture, polished, and rough plate glass.
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E.F. Holbrook & Bros., New York, NY, USA. 53661 Illustrated catalogue of ornamental glass New York: E. F. Holbrook & Bros, [n.d., 1874] (New York: Chas. Hart) [3] p.: 29 plates; 24 x 27 cm. Flat glass: Holbrook, E.F., & Bros., New York, NY, USA. (F-154F) "We take pleasure in

[Leaded glass for domestic and ecclesiastical work].
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W.J. McPherson (Firm), Boston, MA, USA. 53725 Microfiche header: Decoration. Boston, Mass.: W.J. McPherson (Firm), [1888] (Providence, R.I.: Livermore & Knight) [14] p.; 16 x 25 cm. Flat glass: McPherson, W.J., Boston, MA, USA. (F-186F) Copyright date on front of catalog may possibly be 1858 or

Memorials in glass and stone.
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Tiffany Studios (New York, N.Y.) 53794 New York: Tiffany Studios, c1913. [61] p.: plates; 22 cm. Tiffany Studios, New York, NY, USA. (F-1531F) Cover title. "This brochure is published as an advertising medium of our ecclesiastical department; to convey in text and illustrations some idea of

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