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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 invented and developed in Murano itself. The volume is completed with a comprehensive glossary which provides an essential key to the professional language of glass-making on Murano, explaining such local terms as murrine, vetro ghiaccio or vetro pulegoso.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Attilia Dorigato
Publisher:
Release: 2003
File: 396 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015058150031

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In this illustrated work, Rosa Barovier Mentasti and Norbert Heyl tell the complete history of the island of Murano in relation to the glass factories and their development.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Rosa Barovier Mentasti
Publisher: Vianello Libri
Release: 2006
File: 182 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015067644461

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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 curious visitor will find an easy, carefully-structured introduction to the bold beauty of Venetian glass.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Carl I. Gable
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Release: 2004-01-01
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 0764319469

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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

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Gianfranco Toso
Publisher:
Release: 2000
File: 191 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015050487142

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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 attraction enable the entire family to recharge. + Maps outline the nearest parks, playgrounds, and public restrooms. + "Take shelter" sections suggest indoor activities for rainy days. + Language section lists essential words and phrases. + Dedicated "Kids' Corner" features include cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform and entertain young travelers. + Listings provide family-friendly hotels and dining options. Written by travel experts and parents who understand the need to keep children entertained while enjoying family time together, DK Eyewitness Travel: Family Guide Italy offers child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, budget guidance, age-range suitability, and activities for Italy.

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Genre: Travel
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2016-05-17
File: 424 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781465455277

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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.

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Genre: Travel
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2014-05-01
File: 424 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781465427823

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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Marina Fiorato
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release: 2009-05-26
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 1429984562

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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 the most contemporary of environments'. Anzolo Fuga is the first monograph on this exceptional designer, whose works are collected worldwide. It is illustrated with over 170 colour photographs of spectacular objects never seen before. Along with a biography of the artist, Anzolo Fuga presents a catalogue of his works for A. V. E. M. Rosa Barovier Mentasti was born in 1948 into one of the oldest Muranese glass working families. She has been the curator or co-curator of many prestigious exhibitions in Italy and abroad since 1977. Aside from writing articles for numerous magazines and material on specialised glass techniques for reference books, Mentasti is the author of two important works: Venetian Glass from the Middle Ages to Today and Venetian Glass 1890-1990. SELLING POINTS: The first book to be published on Anzolo Fuga Includes a complete catalogue of Fuga's designs for the Italian art glass manufacturer A. V E. M. Fuga's works can be found in collections worldwide such as the Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf, The Corning Museum of Glass and the Fondazione di Venezia as well as numerous private collections 176 colour & 6 b/w illustrations

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Rosa Barovier Mentasti
Publisher: Acanthus PressLlc
Release: 2005
File: 213 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015063228657

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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.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Marc Heiremans
Publisher: Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt GmbH
Release: 2002
File: 223 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015056226478

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The Getty Museum’s collection of postclassical European glass represents a well-defined chapter within the history of the medium. These objects—which range in date from the late Middle Ages to the late seventeenth century—originated in important Italian, German, Bohemian, Netherlandish, Silesian, and Austrian centers of production. The sixty-eight pieces presented in this catalogue include vessels made to resemble rock crystal or chalcedony; glass blown into unusually large or remarkably refined shapes; and glass decorated with ornament that is intricately applied, elegantly enameled, or gilded. Each object is described in detail, including provenance, bibliography, and relevant comparative examples. An introductory essay traces the history of European glass from classical times to the present.

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Genre: Art
Author: Catherine Hess
Publisher: Getty Publications
Release: 1998-02-19
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780892362554

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