BALDWIN/GUGGISBERG: BEYOND GLASS.

Author: Kanaan, Sam, Yood, James, Kumar, Satish et al.
Country: Switzerland
Code: 7104
Language: English/French
Year Published: 2012
No. of pages: 192
Illustrations: 136 Color Illustrations. 61 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 9 1/2”x 11”
Weight: 3.00

Price: 49.50

Glass designers Monica Guggisbert and Philip Baldwin met in 1979 as apprentices at the Orrefors glass factory in Sweden. Since then they have forged an intense partnership, crea†ing pieces with a unique style that combines Scandinavian-inspired techniques with the Venetian cold-working process “battuto” to created original works of pure design, including wheel-engraved patterns, glass spheres in mobiles and installations and groups of oblong, almost organically shaped sculptures. This gorgeously photographed album reveals their exquisite work in close-up detail, depicting blown and cut pieces created for such glass manufacturers as Venini, Rosenthal, and Steuben.

BRILLIANCE OF SWEDISH GLASS 1918-1939, THE. An Alliance of Art and Industry

Author: Derek E. Ostergard and Nina Stritzler-Levine, eds
Country: Connecticut
Code: 7072
Language: English
Year Published: 1996
No. of pages: 336
Illustrations: 168 Color Illustrations. 131 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 12”x 9 1/2”
Weight: 5.00

Price: 49.50

This incredible volume illustrates the reasons why Swedish Glass, synonymous with excellence in design and craftmanship has become the most highly acclaimed product of the Swedish Applied Arts industries. In a series of ten essays, this book examines the emergence of Swedish glass against an historical, socioeconomic, and art-historical background. The wide selection of works presented here also traces the developement of this glass during the interwar years. The famed “Paris Vase”, the whimsical “Spanish Lady, examples of domestic glassware, stemware, scent bottles, light fixtures, and other forms are all beautifully photographed here. Exquisite examples by Edward Hald, Simon Gate, Sten Branzell, Edvin Ollers, Gerda Strömberg, Vicke Lindstrand, Edwin Öhrström, Elis Bergh and many more. If you want lots of information and appreciate georgeous examples of glass art, this is the book for you!

CONGRADUATED 98. An Exhibition of Graduate Work from England, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Japan

Author: Sahl-Madsen, Charlotte and Sandra Blach eds
Country: Denmark
Code: 3964
Language: English/ Danish
Year Published: 1998
No. of pages: 55
Illustrations: 32 Color Illustrations.
Size: 8 1/2”sq
Weight: 1.00

Price: 55.00

A remarkable international exhibition at the Glasmuseum devoted to the newly graduated, energetic, and experimenting glass artists. The fascinating combination of materials in these works is indicative of young artists.

KÄRLEK TILL GLAS / LOVE FOR GLASS. Agnes Hellner’s Collection of Orrefors Glass

Author: Christer Jonsson, ed
Country: Sweden
Code: 2993
Language: English/ Swedish
Year Published: 1998
No. of pages: 362
Illustrations: 73 Color Illustrations. 127 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 13 1/2”x 9 1/2”
Weight: 6.00

Price: 95.00

This gorgeous book through its focus on a private collection of Orrefors glass, employs a personalized approach in an attempt understand the overwhelming success of the Orrefors legacy. By including manuscripts of Hellner’s own opinions of her collection, as well as critical essays by seven acclaimed art historians, the Orrefors legacy is examined not only in terms of its own success, but also in its role in the history of the Swedish craft industry as a whole. Full page exquisite color photographs makes it a feast for the eye as well as the mind.

MADE IN JAPAN. An Exhibition of Contemporary Glass from Japan

Author: Sahl-Madsen, Charlotte
Country: Denmark
Code: 3965
Language: English/ Danish/ Japanese
Year Published: 1997
No. of pages: 122
Illustrations: 93 Color Illustrations. 1 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8 1/2”sq
Weight: 2.00

Price: 39.50

Japanese artists possess the uncanny ability of incorporating their traditions into their drive for technological progress. They are constantly transgressing the divide between history and future, art and craft, inspiration and dissociation, reality and fantasy, body and spirit. Also, the works of these artists exhibited exceptional atmosphere, material sensitivity, loyalty towards shape and form, and compelling subtlety. These various factors prompted the Glasmuseum to enter into constant dialogue with Japanese glass artists and museum colleagues, a dialogue which ultimately resulted in this fascinating exhibition.