A 50 Year Journey
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass movement in America, this vibrantly photographed book is both a valuable reference book and a lush picture book that any art lover must own. Presented as a gallery exhibit, you'll learn about the history of the studio glass movement, then browse works and words of 50 amazing artists that have shaped our understanding of glass art.
The American studio glass movement can be traced to 1962, when Harvey Littleton, a professor of ceramics at the University of Wisconsin, had a dream to alter molten glass into unique forms in a studio setting and teach his techniques. For the first time in its 3,500-year history, glass production, that had been limited to factory settings, moved to the artists' studios and became a part of an academic program in the fine arts. Since then, glass has become the fastest growing studio art medium throughout the world. This book takes us from the first workshop in a Toledo, Ohio garage, to reveal decade by decade the unprecedented growth of studio glass. Through high-quality, detailed images and stories, this retrospective of 50 top artists is a collector's dream. Noted art dealer Ferdinand Hampson offers a unique perspective on this exciting evolution.