Looking at Glass: A Guide to Terms, Styles and Techniques

Author(s): Catherine Hess & Karol Wight

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This compact handbook in the popular Looking At...series offers definitions and descriptions of a wide range of glass terminology such as crizzling, overblow and mould blowing. In clear and concise language the authors define many of the phrases encountered in exhibitions, books and articles relating to glass and glass making. The informative entries and numerous illustrations will afford readers a greater understanding of glass techniques and heightened enjoyment of the artworks. With illustrations drawn from the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles) and the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, New York State), this book is an essential guide for collectors and anyone interested in glass and its production. About the Author : Catherine Hess is Associate Curator in the Department of Sculpture at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Karol Wight is Associate Curator in the Department of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum. First published 2005.


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  • : 9781851774609
  • : V & A Publications
  • : V & A Publications
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  • : Catherine Hess & Karol Wight
  • : Hardback