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Murano, Behind the Glass

Murano, Behind the Glass

Murano, Behind the Glass


THOREAU. Fuso, Silvio

ed. Cl. Bologna, 2008

Book ID: 79106

Since the late thirteenth century, the glass of Murano, manufactured by master artisans on the Venetian archipelago of that name, has been collected voraciously by connoisseurs, royalty and museums worldwide. Murano's glassmakers invented and defined so many of the craft's best-known effects--crystalline, enameled, gold-threaded, multicolored and milk glass--that it is impossible to conceive of it without their labors. Today's Murano craftsmen still use these ancient techniques, and in this photographic study, photographer Henry Thoreau takes us behind the scenes to offer a peek at their studios, factories and showrooms. Italian/English.

176 pp., 115 color illus.