"Comprehensive is an understatement" Liverpool Daily Post. This is the most comprehensive book yet published on twentieth century British glass with hitherto unpublished catalogues, contemporary photographs and hundred of objects grouped to assist col
Glass in the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria
Author: Geoffrey Robert Edwards
Publisher: Macmillan Education AU
Category: Glass art
Jointly published by the National Gallery of Victoria and Macmillan Publishers Australia this book is the first publication to document in depth the nature, extent and history of the National Gallery of Victorias celebrated glass collection. Its author, and expert on the art of glass, Geoffrey Edwards, has selected the most magnificent works from the collection, each reproduced in colour, as the basis for a broader discussion of the history of glassmaking in the worlds leading production centres, from the ancient Mediterranean to the present day. With fine photographs by Garry Sommerfeld, this book provides a most spectacular visual array.
The book is based on the diaries of one of the principal protagonists in the Victorian handmade glass industry, Samuel Cox Williams – the Dynasty Builder. Samuel lived near Stourbridge for forty years, founding Stevens & Williams in 1846 and building it into the most important Art Glass manufacturer in the world (it was later to become Royal Brierley Crystal). This book is principally about Samuel, his business and family life and is based on the diaries he kept from 1869-1883. It also covers the history of the firm from the end of this period up to 1998, when the family’s involvement in the business finished. The author David Williams-Thomas is Samuel’s great-great-grandson and ran the business throughout his own working life.
Toledo Museum of Art was the location for two glassblowing seminars in 1962, since known as the Toledo Workshops, that ignited a blaze of interest in glass as an artistic medium. Since those earliest days of the Studio Glass movement, color has been a definitive aspect of work in glass. A companion to the exhibition of the same name at the Toledo Museum of Art (June 1–August 26, 2012), this intriguing exploration of color in glass is generously illustrated with works by more than fifty artists. Color Ignited traces the cultural, historical, and technological influences that shaped artists’ attitudes towards the inherent chromatic qualities of glass and its expressive possibilities, from the “art by accident approach” of studio glass pioneers in the early 1960s to complex, conceptual installations by contemporary artists with international reach.
A stunning celebration of twentieth-century studio and art glass provides close-up, full-color captioned photographs, descriptions, and values for more than 1,100 different items, along with historical background, profiles of acclaimed designers, international glass movements, tips on buying, and advice on caring for glass treasures.
This Companion provides new ways of reading a wide range of influential women's poetry. Leading international scholars offer insights on a century of writers, drawing out the special function of poetry and the poets' use of language, whether it is concerned with the relationship between verbal and visual art, experimental poetics, war, landscape, history, cultural identity or 'confessional' lyrics. Collectively, the chapters cover well established and less familiar poets, from Edith Sitwell and Mina Loy, through Stevie Smith, Sylvia Plath and Elizabeth Jennings to Anne Stevenson, Eavan Boland and Jo Shapcott. They also include poets at the forefront of poetry trends, such as Liz Lochhead, Jackie Kay, Patience Agbabi, Caroline Bergvall, Medbh McGuckian and Carol Ann Duffy. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this book is aimed at students and poetry enthusiasts wanting to deepen their knowledge of some of the finest modern poets.
The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ