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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Les styles: 700 gravures classées par époques / notices par Paul Rouaix.
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Rouaix, Paul, b. 1850. 119621 Paris: J. Rouam, [1885] 2 p. l., 335 p.: ill.; 40 cm. NK1175 Signed by Frederick Carder, 1889. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in May 2012. Previously owned by Frederick Carder. Title within ornamental border. SpecialO CorningDB 8253FC47-F314-47D4-ABE5-64818C4EFF16

[Light brown sketchbook 1897-1899] / F. Carder.
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Carder, Frederick. 119876 Written inside cover: F. Carder, Ivydene, John St., Wordsley, Staffs. [1897-1899] [ca. 75 p]: ill.; 9 x 13 cm. Carder/Steuben archive Box 29, Folder Light brown sketchbook, 1897-1899 Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009. Carder sketchbook. Part of the Carder

Éclairage [price list].
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Cristalleries de Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. 115859 Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany: Cristalleries de Saint Louis, 1905. [27] p.; 19 cm. Lighting: Saint Louis, Munzthal St. Louis, Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. (F-2403LG) F-2403LG, 2 sheets Digitized by Boston

Fine & decorative art at auction.
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Robert C. Eldred Co. 112801 East Dennis, MA: Robert C. Eldred Co., 2009. 48, 49 p.: ill. (some col.); 28 cm. Eldred's December 11, 2009 December 11, 2009 Auction catalog. Includes price list. Sale no.: FSP09. Includes index. Auction CorningDB December 11, 2009 D509647A-0AE1-4A63-BFC8

Propositions concerning optic-glasses, with their natural reasons, drawn from experiments.
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Walker, Obadiah, 1616-1699. Cooper, Robert, 1650-1733. R. H., 1609-1678. 103391 Optic glass Oxford: At the Theater, 1679. 46 p.: ill.; 20 cm. QC353 Spine and cover photographed in July 2008 (Filename Rakow_1000058105_binding_CMYK-apd.tif) Prologue photographed in July 2008 (Filename Rakow

Luxfer prism daylighting system.
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American Luxfer Prism Company, Chicago, IL, USA. 110397 Luxfer daylighting Second cover title: Luxfer prisms Chicago, Ill.: American Luxfer Prism Company, c1912. 24 p.: ill.; 26 cm. American Luxfer Prism Company, Chicago, IL, USA. Notable acquisition 2009. Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July

Preliminary scanning electron microscopy study of microbiologically induced deterioration of high alkali low-lime glass / Robert J. Koestler,... [et al.].
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Koestler, Robert J. (Robert John), 1950- Brill, Robert H. Biodeterioration research v. 1, 1986, pp. 295-307. 113132 [New York: Plenum Pub., 1987] p. 295-307: ill.; 26 cm. NK5104.5 Additional author: R.H. Brill. Digitized by Backstage Library Works in 2010. Text-searchable.pdf created from digital

Rapport du Jury départemental de la Seine sur les produits de l'industrie admis au concours de l'Exposition publique de 1827 / par M. Payen.
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Jury d'admission des produits de l'industrie à l'Exposition du Louvre. Payen, M. (Anselme), 1795-1871. Exposition publique des produits de l'industrie française (7th: 1827: Paris, France) 117337 [France: s.n.], 1829-1832 (Paris: Crapelet) 2 v.; 23 cm. T799 1827 Digitized by

Catalogue général.
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Tissier (Firm), Paris, France. Bertin, Tissier & Cie. 102355 Verrerie Tissier: catalogue général 1895. Paris: Tissier (Firm), 1895. 310, xxxv: ill. (some col.); 28 cm. Éd. 1895. Tissier (Firm) Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010. With prices, measurements, and index in French,

Rapporto della pubblica esposizione dei prodotti di arti e manifatture Toscane, eseguita in Firenze nel settembre 1841 / redatto da una deputazione eletta dalla commissione incaricata dell'esame delle manifatture e dell'aggiudicazione de' premio.
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Pubblica esposizione dei prodotti di arti e manifatture Toscane (1841: Florence, Italy) 117342 Firenze: Stamp. Piatti, 1841. xvi, 47 p.; 22 cm. T590 1841 CMGL copy lacks table of contents, p. 47. Glassware: p. 24-25; optical instruments: p. 25. Motuproprio di Sua Altezza Imperiale, e Reale-- Avviso

Anton Rindenschwender: das Buch von dem Leben, den Schicksalen und Thaten des armen, aber glücklich gewordenen Sohnes / Hans Rindenschwenders.
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Rindenschwender, Hans. 113086 Heidelberg: Mohr und Zimmer, [1806] 168 p., [15] leaves of plates (woodcuts); 18 cm. DD192 In 1760, Rindenschwender invested in a glass factory in Mittelberg near Moosbronn. In 1772, the factory in Mittelberg was closed due to lack of wood, but Rindenschwender managed

1888 Spring and Summer catalogue.
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Hollander, Bradshaw, and Folsom, Boston, MA, USA. 101865 Boston, Mass.: Hollander, Bradshaw, and Folsom, 1888. 40 p.: ill.; 34 cm. Hollander, Bradshaw, and Folsom Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in July 2010. Jobber catalog that includes the following glass items: whiskey tumblers, wine glasses,

Glass ware.
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Whitall Tatum Company, Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY, USA. 105302 1879 [catalog] Philadelphia, Pa.: New York, N.Y.: Whitall Tatum & Co., 1879. 69 p.: ill. (some col.); 23 cm. Whitall Tatum Company Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in August 2010. Includes glass labels, stoppers, private

Première exposition publique des produits de l'industrie française: catalogue des produits industriels qui ont été exposés au Champ-de-Mars pendant les trois derniers jours complémentaires de l'an VI: avec les noms, départemens et demeures des artistes et manufacturiers qui ont concouru à l'exposition; suivi du procès-verbal du Jury nommé pour l'examen de ces produits.
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Exposition des produits de l'industrie française (1st: 1798: Paris, France) 117335 Catalogue des produits industriels qui ont été exposés au Champ-de-Mars Exposition publique des produits de l'industrie française: catalogue des produits industriels Grenoble: Chez J. Allier, [an VII,

Metal
Glass Dictionary Term

A term frequently used as a synonym for glass. It is misleading because glass is not a metallic substance, and its use is discouraged.

The Glass Flowers
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Before the development of high-speed moving image media, or fiberglass, naturalists and educators faced a quandary: it was often impossible to demonstrate exactly what an invertebrate looked like without a live specimen, because the spine collapses and color leaches out of one preserved in alcohol.

Meet the Artist: Susan Plum
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Corning Museum of Glass, April 14, 2011 Tina Oldknow: I am very pleased to welcome the artist Susan Plum, who has left the warm climate of Houston to come to frigid Corning to be with us tonight. Born in the United States but raised in Mexico City, Susan was fascinated with the way ancient culture

Meet the Artist: Luke Jerram
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Corning Museum of Glass, October 15, 2010 Tina Oldknow:  I ‘m Tina Oldknow. I’m the Curator of Modern Glass at the Museum and I was so pleased this morning to see how many new members are visiting Seminar. It’s really very exciting. And I thought maybe I should do a %%bit%% of an introduction to

Meet the Artist: Dante Marioni
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Corning Museum of Glass, February 25, 2010 Tina Oldknow: Thank you all so much for coming, I feel like we’re a very special group to have braved this daunting weather to be here together, and it’s very appropriate, because tonight we have a very special speaker, who is Dante Marioni. For those of

Meet the Artist: Michael Rogers
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Corning Museum of Glass, March 29, 2007 Tina Oldknow: Michael is currently professor and head of the glass program at the School for American Crafts of the Rochester Institute of Technology, R.I.T. Prior to moving up the road, he spent 11 years in Japan where he was head of the glass department at

Meet the Artist: Beth Lipman
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Corning Museum of Glass, June 11, 2007 Beth Lipman: Let’s begin here: I’m going to start with my mother. I know some people hate this, but, you know, it’s very cathartic for me, so let’s get started. My mother was a crafts person and is a crafts person, and I was a crafts child.  I grew up

Meet the Artist: Isabel De Obaldía
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Corning Museum of Glass, December 22, 2009 Tina Oldknow:   Hello everyone, good evening and welcome back after everyone’s been gone on tours and all kinds of things. I hope that our seminarians enjoyed the various tours that we offered.  I am very pleased to introduce you to the 2009 Rakow

Meet the Artist: Zora Palová
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Corning Museum of Glass, October 17, 2008 Tina Oldknow: It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Rakow Commission artist for 2008, who is Zora Palová. Zora has traveled to be with us from Bratislava, Slovakia, with her husband Stepan Pala, who is also a very well-known and accomplished glass

Meet the Artist: Tom Patti
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Corning Museum of Glass, June 12, 2008 TINA OLDKNOW:  I want to give you a little %%bit%% of an introduction to Tom, who he is and what he does. Tom is a widely respected artist and studio glass pioneer who has devoted much of his career to researching different formulations of glasses and hot

Meet the Artist: Lino Tagliapietra
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Corning Museum of Glass, May 15, 2007 Hello, I’m Tina Oldknow, the Corning Museum’s Curator of Modern Glass. I welcome you to the second of our series of conversations with artists who have made a significant impact on contemporary glass in America and abroad. TINA: Lino, thank you so much for

Meet the Artist: Kait Rhoads and Amy Rueffert
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Corning Museum of Glass, April 21, 2008 Hello, I’m Tina Oldknow, the museum’s curator of modern glass. I welcome you to our series of conversations with artists who have made a significant impact on contemporary glass in America and abroad. Today, I will be speaking with two artists, Kait Rhoads

Meet the Artist: Karen LaMonte
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Corning Museum of Glass, February 28, 2008 TINA OLDKNOW: I am really pleased to say that Karen LaMonte is here with us tonight. I know a lot of you love her beautiful sculpture, which is the  Evening Dress with Shawl, in the Sculpture Gallery, and you’re going to love her even more after you hear

The Artfulness of Utility
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Visitors to The Corning Museum of Glass may see everything from an edgy, disturbing sculpture by Sylvia Levenson to an Islamic perfume bottle from the Middle Ages.  At times, it can seem as if the vast array of objects has only silica in common.  There are objects that provoke debate and objects

Meet the Artist: Toots Zynsky
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Corning Museum of Glass, April 17, 2007 That particular day the doors swung wide open. There was an incredible roar of the furnaces coming out, and everyone in the glass department was sort of drawing glass through the air and swirling it around, and I looked at it and went, “This looks really

Meet the Artist: Kristina Logan
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Corning Museum of Glass, March 5, 2009 Tina Oldknow: Hi, I’m Tina Oldknow, curator of modern glass at The Corning Museum of Glass. I’m standing in front of a case of historic African and Venetian beads from the Museum’s collection. On March 5, 2009, artist Kristina Logan presented a lecture about

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