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Dante Marioni : blown glass
Oldknow, Tina.
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Publication Information:
New York : Distributed by Hudson Hills Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
156 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
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NK5198.M3643 A4 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Seattle artist Dante Marioni creates glass in a classic tradition inspired by the art of ancient and Renaissance Italy, yet his graceful vessels carry the art forward with their fresh forms and vibrant colour combinations.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Admirers of the most famous export of Murano, Italy, can find sumptuous reimaginings of glassware much closer to home. Dante Marioni: Blown Glass presents more than 125 color photos of the California-born Marioni's delicately elongated vases, glasses and flutes amply justifying the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation's recognition of his work. Corning Museum of Glass curator Tina Oldknow provides commentary; other essays and appreciations are also included in this Antiques Roadshow Book Club Main Selection. ( Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Choice Review

Oldknow (curator, modern glass, Corning Museum of Glass) describes a young contemporary glass blower, Dante Marioni, from Seattle, who, within a few brief years, has appeared and been recognized both on the national and international stage of glass artists. He hails from a family involved in the art field: his father was a painter and an uncle was also a glass blower. Differing in style and approach from Dale Chihuly or Marvin Lipofsky, he shows the influence and inspiration from works of both the ancient world and Renaissance Italy. This volume enunciates the people and other outside factors that have brought his forms to the forefront of glass art. Marioni is "someone who has jettisoned a more free-floating, experimental, 'hippie' approach to glass and embraced technique and structure. Someone with a reverence for the past and tradition, who nevertheless, is fluent in popular culture." Foreword by Edward Quick; two all-too-brief chapters written by different authors; superb color plates; photographic series of the artist making a glass vase; list of plates. All levels. A. C. Garzio emeritus, Kansas State University