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 Glass Question at our Rakow Research Library.

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Lalique Perfume Bottle for Coty
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801 René Lalique’s decision to focus on glass was influenced by a large commission he was offered by the well-known French perfume-maker François Coty. Coty asked Lalique to design special perfume bottles for his fragrances, which had become famous worldwide. 

Cigler sculptures (573)
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Cigler sculptures play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 573 Half-Green Egg with Optical Lens Václav Cigler (Czech, b. 1929) With the

Untitled (571)
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Untitled play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 571 Nicolas Africano (American, b. 1948) With the assistance of Melanie Hunter United

The Proof of Awareness (569)
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The Proof of Awareness play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 569 Loretta Hui-shan Yang (Chinese, b. 1952) People’s Republic of China

The Cold Genius (567)
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Present (565)
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Present play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 565 Nicole Chesney (American, b. 1971) United States, Cranston, Rhode Island 2005

Libertà (Liberty) (553)
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Libertà (Liberty) play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 553 Toots Zynsky (American, b. 1951) United States, Providence, Rhode Island

Double Face (549)
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Double Face play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 549 Ann Wolff (German, b. 1937) Germany, Berlin 1999 Antique sheet glass, enameled

North Sea Waves (547)
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North Sea Waves play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 547 Zora Palová (Slovak, b. 1947) Slovakia, Bratislava 2008 Mold-melted glass,

Sun Chariot and Cristallo e bronzo (545)
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Glass Sticks (543)
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It’s Raining Knives (539)
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It’s Raining Knives play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 539 Silvia Levenson (Argentinean, b. 1957) Italy, Vigevano 1996–2004 Cast

Gyes Arcade (529)
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Gyes Arcade play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 529 Christopher Wilmarth (American, 1943–1987) United States, New York, New York

Woven Heaven, Tangled Earth (527)
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Woven Heaven, Tangled Earth play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 527 Susan Plum (American, b. 1944) United States, Brooklyn, New

Plum Woven Heaven (527)
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West Sky (525)
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West Sky play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 525 Alessandro Diaz de Santillana, (Italian, b. 1959) U.S., Stanwood, Washington 1997

Cargo Seed (523)
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Cargo Seed play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 523 Bertil Vallien (Swedish, b. 1938) Sweden, Åfors, Åfors Glassworks 1988 Sand

Red Pyramid (521)
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Red Pyramid play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 521 Stanislav Libenský (Czech, 1921–2002) and Jaroslava Brychtová (Czech, b. 1924)

Host IX–Epidendrum (519)
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Tire (517)
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Tire play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 517 Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925–2008) With the assistance of Daniel Spitzer and

Endeavor (513)
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Hollow Torso and Omagh (509)
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Hollow Torso and Omagh play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 509 Hollow Torso Clifford Rainey (British, b. Northern Ireland, 1948)

Material Culture (505)
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Material Culture play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 505 Beth Lipman (American, b. 1971) United States, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and

Contemporary Glass (501)
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Contemporary Glass play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 501 A major development of the Studio Glass movement has been the use of

Botanical Wonders: Glass Flowers
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Botanical Wonders: Glass Flowers play pause stop mute unmute max volume repeat repeat off Cro Magnon Man--> Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. 808 In “Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass

Nine ways to use a pitcher [electronic resource].
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Ransmeier, Leon. 132918 9 ways to use a pitcher 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawings include both design images and photographs showcasing variations of handle placement with cardboard models. Ransmeier maintains that the handles are the fundamental communication of the human hand with the object

[Design drawing used in preparation for GlassLab prototypes] [electronic resource].
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Perry, Mike, 1981- Meek, Eric. Rochelle, Chris. 132917 Color blob vessel 2012. 1 computer file. Design drawing features four numbered varieties of prototypes including infinity symbol, optical illusion shapes, and two different of color "bloooobs" in 3-D. Mike Perry collaborated with

[Design drawings used in preparation for ellipsoid martini glass prototypes] [electronic resource].
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Castle, Wendell, 1932- 133108 Ellipsoid martini glass prototype 2012. 5 computer files. Five design drawings for martini glasses with conical cups and ellipsoid elements applied as stems and feet. Wendell Castle collaborated with gaffer Chris Rochelle June 19-20, 2012 during his time at GlassLab at

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