A History of Glassforming

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 186 pages
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The special qualities of glass--neither solid, nor liquid--have required glassmakers to develop special skills for transforming raw materials into finished objects. In A History of Glassforming, Keith Cummings approaches the history of glass through the practices and techniques of those who make it. This is a fascinating study of the nature of glass and the skills, techniques, and machines that have been developed to exploit its remarkable and mutable properties. As Cummings demonstrates, glass has evolved from a rare and precious commodity, to a familiar tool of everyday use, to an art form prized once again.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter Two The Technology of Glass
38
Chapter Three Process Development
46
Chapter Four Chronology
102
1830 to the Present
134
Chapter Six Glass as a Design Material since 1850
148
Chapter Seven Glass as an Art Material
173
Chapter Eight The Singularity of Glass
181
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Keith Cummings is a distinguished glass artist and retired head of the Glass Department at Wolverhampton University, U.K., where remains Reader in Research Studies. He has contributed to a number of publications, and his glasswork appears in public and private collections around the world. He is the author of The Techniques of Kiln-formed Glass, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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