Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Illustrations: 378 color and b/w photos
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Note from the Publisher: Here is an inspiring collection of glass art made by women
artists, along with their stories told in their own words. Throughout the early
and mid 20th century, women had difficulty finding support in many art mediums.
This book displays over 40 talented female artists who have triumphed in the
world of glass art, including Asa Brandt, Yoko Ono, and Linda MacNeill. Coming
from the 1960s to contemporary times, their beautiful sculptures, mosaics, and
delicate creations are illustrated in over 350 dazzling color photographs. This
book is a must-have for collectors, enthusiasts, historians studying the studio
glass movement, and especially aspiring young artists.
from the Publisher: The only book of its kind, "Glass: An Artists'
Medium" is perfect for artisans, art teachers, gallery owners,
and every lover of art. Blending history with practical, how-to information,
this book includes a brief history of glassmaking and also covers grinding,
polishing, cutting, carving, assembly and more. 56 color photos.
Reader Review from Amazon.com: (5 stars out of 5) As an artist working in
glass, I found this book to be inspiring and informative. The inclusion
of many different artists work expressed the diversity of the medium.
It also demonstrates how one particular technique can be used to achieve
many different expressions.
technical "recipes," offered in this book are fantastic.
They enable one to take an artistic idea, and turn it into reality,
with limited experimentation. Sharing this technical information is
a brave thing. Thank-You Lucartha Kohler!!!!
Review from Amazon.com: (5 stars out of 5) Kohler's book is a beautiful
compilation of hot glass techniques. Beginning with a brief history
of this centuries-old craft, she then discusses various methods of
forming hot glass, presenting them first with an artist's appreciation,
and then with simple explanations/directions to imitate the featured
technique. The book is richly illustrated and inspiring--I found myself
marking several pages with technique I wanted to try.
The book is a bargain at this price--it's hard cover, beautifully illustrated
in full color, and thick enough to keep you coming back for more.