V & A Publications, Jan 1, 1997 - Antiques & Collectibles - 160 pages
Starting with the dawn of vessel glassmaking in the 2nd millenium BC and ending with the work of contemporary artists, Glass covers history, social uses, design, and techniques such as blowing and engraving. Highlights include miraculously preserved glass from ancient Egypt and Rome, masterpieces of Venetian Renaissance glass, and Baroque and Rococo glass from Europe. Also featured is the VandA's outstanding collection of British lead-crystal glass of the 18th and 19th centuries, the Art Nouveau glass of Galle and Lalique and the work of 20th-century artists and factories from Europe and the USA.
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INTRODUCTION R L V T B
The Revival of the Glass Industry
Roman Decorative Processes
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