Glass Design Books

  1. Designing Transparency - Glass in Modern Design

    Designing Transparency: Glass in Modern Design

    Glass has been used for centuries to create tableware or design objects, but now designers from all over the world are pushing the boundaries of the material's optical properties. Playing with transparency can lead to intriguing solutions. The featured designs in this book - such as screens, carafes, lamps, tables, seating, and shelves, all made from glass - show the possibilities for introducing visual lightness into spaces via transparency. Each photograph is accompanied by text describing the designer's connection with glassware artistry and provides analysis of the individual pieces and their visual appeal.

  2. Judson - Innovation in Stained Glass

    Judson: Innovation in Stained Glass

    Hidden away from the bustle of Los Angeles sits the Craftsman-era home of Judson Studios, the legendary family of artisans who began handcrafting stained glass windows in 1897. This book chronicles five generations of family artisans and hundreds of astonishing windows throughout the world.

  3. Maurice Marinot - The Glass 1911-1934

    Maurice Marinot: The Glass 1911-1934

    This is the first English-language volume on Maurice Marinot (1882-1960), a pioneer in the development of glass as a studio art form. Initially, a member of the Fauves, in 1911 Marinot visited the glassworks of the Viard brothers at Bar-sur-Seine, a catalytic moment that led to an all-encompassing passion for glass. Marinot quickly began designing bowls, vases and bottles, which his friends would produce for him to paint, using enamels.

  4. The Glass of the Architects - Vienna 1900-1937

    The Glass of the Architects: Vienna 1900-1937

    Published in collaboration with the MAK Vienna and LE STANZE DEL VETRO on the occasion of the exhibition in Venice, this volume presents over 300 works from the collection of the MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art in Vienna and private collections. It focuses, for the first time, on the history of glassmaking in Austria from 1900 to 1937, a period spanning the last decades of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the First Republic.

  5. Tapio Wirkkala - A Poet in Glass and Silver

    Tapio Wirkkala: A Poet in Glass and Silver

    A Poet in Glass and Silver is the first comprehensive catalogue on Tappio Wirkkala in 15 years. In this lavishly illustrated publication Tapio Wirkkala's objects in glass and silver have been given the treatment they so richly merit.

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    From Murano to Studio Glass Works 1954-2011

    Recognized as one of the greatest exponents of the contemporary art of glass, Lino Tagliapietra investigates the different possibilities of the material through the recurrent use of glass canes that he makes himself, composing unusual patterns of color and creating highly original and evocative works. For the past three decades, Tagliapietra has generously shared his unsurpassed experience, understanding and knowledge of traditional Venetian glassblowing techniques with glass artists and audiences around the world.

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    162 Traditional and Contemporary Designs for Stained Glass Projects

    Comprehensive archive of motifs-easily adaptable as templates for stained glass work-offers a magnificent array of designs: landscapes, florals, geometric shapes, birds and wildlife, much more. Varied shapes and sizes make these designs ideal for windows, mirrors, panels, sidelights, other uses. Immediately usable and copyright-free.

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    390 Traditional Stained Glass Designs

    Finely rendered line drawings, based on photographs of authentic Victorian and Edwardian era designs, depict lovely floral and foliate motifs, a remarkable array of geometrics, transitional designs showing Art Nouveau influence and much more-all in a wide range of sizes and shapes.

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    Glass Painters Motif Library: Over 1000 Designs

    More than 1,000 motifs, selected by expert glass painters, provide all the patterns and inspiration you'll ever need. Covering every imaginable subject and style, from Victorian florals to Art Deco panels, decorative borders to animals, these superbly stylish images are grouped thematically and numbered so you can quickly locate the right picture for your project.

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    Frank Lloyd Wrights Glass Designs (Wright at a Glance)

    Frank Lloyd Wright began his architectural practice at a time when glass was becoming more readily available. The two seemed destined for each other. For Wright, glass broke down the barrier between outside and inside and allowed him to frame wonderful views of nature, his constant inspiration. This book explores the many facets of Wrights work with this "magical material".

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    Flameworking: Creating Glass Beads, Sculptures & Functional Objects

    You can easily form beads, candlesticks, figures, and art objects from just a rod of cold glass by using a torch. A top teacher of the craft explains how to do it all, providing exactly the same information and exercises she gives in her beginner workshops. Lavish illustrations capture the entire artistic process, from forming hearts and butterflies to creating jewelry, sculptures, and more.

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    Stained Glass Window Designs of Frank Lloyd Wright

    Color 16 full-page designs, boldly outlined on translucent paper, adapted from window patterns in homes and buildings designed by Wright: Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Coonley Playhouse, Dana House, Lake Geneva Inn, many others. Hang colored drawings in window or near other light source for glowing stained glass effects.

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    Classic Mosaic: Designs & Projects Inspired by 6,000 Years of Mosaic Art

    This glorious book reveals the exquisite simplicity of decorating and designing with mosaics. As it delves into the history of the art, it draws on sources from Ancient Greece and Rome, the Renaissance, Pre-Columbian Mexico, the Victorian age, the Art Nouveau movement, through to the latest contemporary work. Enhanced with hundreds of color photos, Classic Mosaic explores the application of mosaics using classical influences.