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Title:
Dictionary of glass materials and techniques
Author:
Bray, Charles.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
London : A & C Black, 1995.
Physical Description:
240 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
General Note:
Spine and shelving title: Dictionary of glass.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780812233575

9780713640083
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

"[This book] has a bit of everything. . . . It looks good, both visually (large-scale, hard-back, glossy) and in terms of content."--Glass Art Society News


Summary

This dictionary is aimed at all people who work with glass whether they are professional, amateur, teacher or student, glassblowers, etchers, engravers, stained glass artists or industrial glass workers. The book aims to cover both technical and artistic aspects of working with glass.


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Intended for use by glass workers, artists, teachers, and students, this dictionary does an excellent job of covering techniques, materials, and equipment, and is effectively illustrated with drawings and photographs. Background information important to glass work, such as explanations of electrical and chemical terms, is also well presented. Although the dictionary does not focus on history or artistic criticism, it includes biographical and historical entries. The volume concludes with appendixes of technical tables, suppliers, organizations, galleries, and schools, and a bibliography. This companion volume to Frank and Janet Hamer's The Potter's Dictionary of Materials and Techniques (3rd ed., CH, Mar'92) will be particularly welcomed by those actively engaged in working with glass, but will also be useful in studying the history and aesthetic possibilities of the craft. General readers; upper-division undergraduates through faculty; technical students; professionals. N. Taylor Earlham College