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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Glass of the Alchemists: Crizzling Over Time
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Glass of the Alchemists: Central Europe and Chalk Glass
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Glass of the Alchemists: Bottger's Research in Porcelain
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Glass of the Alchemists: Bohemian Glass Cutting
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Glass of the Alchemists: Baroque Glassmaking Furnace
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Glass of the Alchemists: Baroque Crystal in Poland
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Glass of the Alchemists: Baroque Crystal in Norway
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Glass of the Alchemists: Baroque Crystal in Eastern Asia
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Glass of the Alchemists: Alchemists Throughout Europe
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Medieval Glass: Roman
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Medieval Glass: Pilgrimage and Relics
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Medieval Glass: Mirrors
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Medieval Glass: Late Medieval Tableware
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Medieval Glass: Late Medieval
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Medieval Glass: Kuttrolf and Angsters
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Medieval Glass: Introduction
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Medieval Glass: Guilds
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Medieval Glass: Forest Glass
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Medieval Glass: Forest Destruction
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Medieval Glass: Food and Drink
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Medieval Glass: Early Medieval
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Medieval Glass: Cities
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Medieval Glass: Churches and Monasteries
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Medieval Glass: Spectacles
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Medieval Glass: The Mappae Clavicula
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Medieval Glass: Venetian Style
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Medieval Glass: Venice
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Medieval Glass: Vikings
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Perfume Bottles: From Design Table to Dressing Table
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Since ancient times, perfume bottles have served to contain the most subtle of mysteries: delightful, seductive scents. Before glassblowing, ancient Egyptian artisans fashioned exquisite containers from alabaster, metals, precious stones, and core-formed glass to hold their highly valued perfumes.

Pietro Bigaglia
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One of the most noteworthy contributors to the development of the first paperweight was the 19th century Venetian glassmaker Pietro Bigaglia. Bigaglia’s family owned glassmaking shops in Venice as early as 1674. He made mirrors as well as lamps and window panes decorated with filigree and

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