Islamic glassmakers were not only brilliant technicians and innovators in their own right, but they also preserved many of the methods of Late Antique Roman craftsmen, passing them on centuries later to Venetian and other European masters. This lovely book is the first comprehensive study of the accomplishments of these artisans. The volume presents glass objects from collections throughout the wo...
Series: Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Hardcover: 340 pages
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1st Edition edition (June 1, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.2 x 11.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 3216199
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu book
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An essential guide about the influence of Islamic glass techniques and the art of design of glass. A must have for every art lover....
rfume flasks to pitchers, mosque lanterns to boxes, inkwells to vases—ranging from the seventh to the nineteenth century and through many of the major artistic centers of the Muslim world.Five introductory essays cover all facets of the subject, including historical background, archaeological excavations, issues of connoisseurship, technology, and science. The authors then discuss 150 masterworks of Islamic glass, grouped by technique or type of decoration (blown, mold-blown, hot-worked, mosaic, painted, cut, and engraved), each of which is illustrated in full color. Examples of European glass objects are also included as illuminating reference points.