"Murano Glass - Themes and variations (1910-1970)"
Arnoldsche Art Publisher, Stuttgart (D)
Out of print
This book is part of the series of comprehensive handbooks on Murano glas and discribes the masterly glass-working techniques of Murano.
With the establishment of a glass museum at Murano in the late 19th century and the exhibition of had the opportunity to thorougly investigate almost forgotten techniques and revive them. The magnificent objects produced by superior glass-blowers in 20th century Murano are based on a few already existing methods like 'Zanfirico' 'a Canne', 'a Murrine' and 'Tessere', as well as modifications on the hot or colled surface with chemicals. During the 1950s and 60s, these techniques - adapted to new forms, - brought about and impressive renaissance.
This publication shows contemporary photographs, original drawing and dazzling colour shots of these defining subjects of Murano's glass-making techniques, which made the brilliant glass-blowers of the tiny island internationally famous.