Murano  Island of Glass

Murano Island of Glass


  • Author : Attilia Dorigato
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015058150031


Murano Island of Glass Book Description :

Running from the Middle Ages to the heart of the contemporary world. Attilia Dorigato study focuses with particular attention on the master glass-makers of the late part of the twentieth century. This up-to-date survey draws on an extraordinary range of photographs, some of them being published for the first time, and constitutes a fundamental work for anyone who wishes to understand the history of glass. Special illustrated appendices are included to reveal the techniques and secrets of this fascinating craft; what tools the master glassblowers use; what goes into making specific glass pastes (with such exotic names as lattimo, calcedonio and avventurina); what is involved in the various procedures for working and finishing glass that have been inve...

Murano

Murano


  • Author : Norbert Heyl
  • Publisher : Vianello Libri
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015067644461


Murano Book Description :

Murano is a very special place that is well worth visiting, as this book shows. Included are beautiful photographs of glassmakers who still work in an atmosphere similiar to that of a medieval workshop but whose art today is a comb- ination and the text is written by a descendent of one of the oldest glass-making families of Murano....

Murano Glass

Murano Glass


  • Author : Marc Heiremans
  • Publisher : Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056226478


Murano Glass Book Description :

The present volume is the first study linking 20th century art glass production with glass-making techniques developed thousands of years ago. This link has produced the characteristics which make Murano glass so distinctive. Marc Heiremans introduces 180 new objects made by important 20th century artists and manufactories, works of art at the cutting edge of glass-making as practised so superbly on Murano....

Anzolo Fuga

Anzolo Fuga


  • Author : Rosa Barovier Mentasti
  • Publisher : Acanthus PressLlc
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015063228657


Anzolo Fuga Book Description :

Since the thirteenth century the Venetian island of Murano has been the centre of Italian glass production. Early in the twentieth century Murano re-established its dominance in the world of art glass by mixing traditional craft with the innovative designs of modern artists and sculptors. Anzolo Fuga played a prominent role in its renaissance. A multi-faceted artist from a glass-making dynasty, Fuga created designs for A. V. E M. Arte Vetraria Muranese (Murano Art Glass House) that are, as author Rosa Barovier Mentasti writes 'extraordinarily modern for the time and possess a chromatic and decorative impact that still appear exceptional today. His works speak the language of the 1950s and '60s with such freshness that they do not look out of date in ...

Murano Magic

Murano Magic


  • Author : Carl I. Gable
  • Publisher : Schiffer Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0764319469


Murano Magic Book Description :

The islands of Murano, in the lagoon of Venice, have been a sheltered community of glass artists for at least 700 years, leading the world in blown techniques and design of beautiful and functional objects. This new study captures the artistry of Murano glass as well as the multi-generational world of discovery, innovation, alliances, and realliances that have fostered that artistry. With 250 stunning color photographs of Murano glass art and a detailed text that includes historical information and family trees, this book is original in its comprehensive presentation of the artists, both past and present. The seasoned collector will find this an invaluable sourcebook for untangling Murano relationships and tracking individual careers. The novice and ...

Murano

Murano


  • Author : Gianfranco Toso
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050487142


Murano Book Description :

Murano: A History of Glass discusses the origins of glass production, describing methods used by the Egyptians and the Romans. The earliest evidence of glass-making in Murano dates from the 7th to 8th century AD and this beautifully illustrated book trac...

The Glassblower of Murano
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The Glassblower of Murano


  • Author : Marina Fiorato
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1429984562


The Glassblower of Murano Book Description :

Venice, 1681. Glassblowing is the lifeblood of the Republic, and Venetian mirrors are more precious than gold. Jealously guarded by the murderous Council of Ten, the glassblowers of Murano are virtually imprisoned on their island in the lagoon. But the greatest of the artists, Corradino Manin, sells his methods and his soul to the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, to protect his secret daughter. In the present day his descendant, Leonora Manin, leaves an unhappy life in London to begin a new one as a glassblower in Venice. As she finds new life and love in her adoptive city, her fate becomes inextricably linked with that of her ancestor and the treacherous secrets of his life begin to come to light....

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy


  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-17
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465455277


Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy Book Description :

A family-focused guidebook to Italy for traveling with children ages 4 to 12. DK Eyewitness Travel: Family Guide Italy offers you the best things to see and do on a family vacation to Rome, Venice, Florence, and throughout Italy. Each spread bursts with family-focused travel tips and ideas for activities that will engage children, from pony-trekking in Gran Sasso National Park in Abruzzo to spending the night next to the shark tank at the Aquarium of Genoa in Liguria to visiting the Colosseum in Rome. What's inside: + Each major sight is treated as a "hub" destination, around which to plan a day. Plus, DK's custom illustrations and reconstructions of city sights give real cultural insight. + "Let off steam" suggestions and eating options around each ...

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy


  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465427823


Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy Book Description :

DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to Italy. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything Italy has to offer. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. Now available in PDF....

Murano

Murano


  • Author : Mark Doty
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0892365986


Murano Book Description :

Written a deceased friend, Doty's poem contrasts the permanence of Murano glass with the stench and death often associated with Venice, in a volume accompanied by color photos of the Murano glass collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum....