- Author : Attilia Dorigato
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- Release Date : 2003
- Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
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- 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...