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20th century factory glass
Jackson, Lesley.
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Publication Information:
New York : Rizzoli, 2000.
Physical Description:
256 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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NK5110 .J33 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The only comprehensive reference book regarding internationally produced glassware for the home, 20th Century Factory Glass is required reading for glass collectors and enthusiasts alike. Featuring every great designer, from Louis Comfort Tiffany to Alvar Aalto, as well as companies from Baccarat to Steuben, this volume provides clues to identifying marks, codes, and labels.

Author Notes

Lesley Jackson is author of the acclaimed "Contemporary: Architecture & Interiors of the 1950's" & "The Sixties: Decade of Design Revolution".

(Bowker Author Biography)

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This remarkable reference, with more than 100 entries from Afors in Sweden to Zeleznobrodske Sklo in the Czech Republic, focuses on products for the domestic luxury market. The introduction skillfully traces the major trends in 20th-century glassmaking as well as the changes that politics, war, and capitalist enterprise have effected. Each entry provides a short history of the firm, including the changes in ownership, a discussion of the best-known products, and mention of the most important artists. One or more illustrations accompany each entry. From these one senses the infinite variations possible with this malleable medium and perceives the changing history of taste in this century. Pioneers in art glass, such as Daum and Galle in France, Tiffany in the US, and Whitefriars in London, are here. Included are numerous small firms, such as Carlo Moretti in Italy, with 39 employees, as well as large firms such as Schott, with a staff of 10,200 in Germany. There is also a detailed section on factory marks and further information--specific publications, collections, and archives. General readers; professionals; museum libraries. J. J. Poesch; emeritus, Tulane University