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Chihuly DVD collection
West, Peter.
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (approximately 4 hours) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Features an exhibition of the artist's works at the Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and at the Tower of David in Jerusalem, Israel. Also features a collaboration with Venetian glassblowers Lino Talgliapietra and Pino Signoretto.
General Note:
Collective title from package.

Repackaging of four individual DVDs previously released from 2000-2002.
disc 1. Chihuly gardens & glass (2002) / Portland Press ; directed and edited by Peter West ; produced by Mark McDonnell -- disc 2. Chihuly at the V & A (2002) / produced by Mark McDonnell and Portland Press ; directed and edited by Peter West -- disc 3. Chihuly in the light of Jerusalem (2000) / Portland Press ; directed by Peter West -- disc 4. Chihuly and the masters of Venice (2001) / Portland Press ; directed by Peter West, Ken Samuelson, Michael McCallum ; produced by Mark McDonnell.
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
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Added Title:
Chihuly gardens & glass.

Chihuly at the V & A.

Chihuly in the light of Jerusalem.

Chihuly and the masters of Venice.
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DVD 17596 DISC 2 Adult DVD Audio Visual
DVD 17596 DISC 3 Adult DVD Audio Visual

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Journey around the world with Dale Chihuly as he brings his grandest plans to fruition in this four-disc box set. Explore the relationship of nature and glass as Chihuly and his team work in a variety of outdoor locations, and then install glass among the lush flora at Chicago's Garfield Park Conservatory. Trace the dramatic events that lead up to Chihuly's 2001 exhibition at London's venerable Victoria and Albert Museum. Watch Chihuly's international team create a tribute to the new millennium in the ancient Tower of David in Jerusalem. Meet the two men chihuly considers to be the world's greatest living glass sculptor and glassblower. A truly comprehensive collection, the "Chihuly DVD Collection is a globe, trotting adventure that leads to greater understanding of the man and his art.


Join Dale Chihuly while he installs and creates his monumental glass sculptures. Includes Gardens and Glass, Chihuly at the V & A, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem, and Chihuly and the Masters of Venice.

Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

Dale Chihuly has been one of the foremost masters of glass art for decades and is known internationally for his pushing of the envelope in glass design and for his installations set in public venues. This four-disc set showcases some of Chihuly's more recent work and also casts some light on the vision that drives his art. Themed respectively around installations in Chicago, London, and Jerusalem and Chihuly's collaboration with two Venetian glass masters, each disc clearly reflects the artist's creativity, vitality, and passion and reverence for glass. Shown are the many parts of the process of creating an installation, including design, glass forming, site preparation, and even inspiration. The narration is largely Chihuly's, allowing him in effect to tell the story of what he sees, what he does, and why he does it. Throughout, the glass continually awes. Some pieces vibrate with striking plays of color and light, while others gracefully evoke form and shape, with all installations seeming to grow organically from their environment. The often stunning visuals are enhanced by a sharp, high-quality image resolution. Highly recommended for academic and public libraries.-David Van de Streek, Pennsylvania State Univ. Libs., York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

Dale Chihuly is an innovative and influential contemporary American artist who explores the translucency, color, endurance, and reflective qualities of glass, and exploits its expressive potential. His unconventional sculptures presented inside and outside museum settings have introduced millions of people to glass art. Monumental installations include groups of colorful, organic shapes leaning against walls, nestled on the ground, floating in water, growing out of the earth, and sprouting from invisible steel armatures. The scale and complexity of each series requires a large group of creative people, so Chihuly does not work alone. He communicates his ideas verbally and through quick paintings and drawings done during production, and encourages the team to freely interpret the designs at his studio in Seattle and in glass factories in Finland, France, and Italy. The work and its installation dramatically change and evolve with each new idea. Filming, editing, and the musical score on this DVD successfully capture the energy and vitality that surrounds this generous free spirit. As Chihuly walks through each proposed site, he shares his sources of inspiration and his aspirations. To jump back and forth between exhibitions and pieces being created in the hot shop offers tremendous insight into Chihuly's techniques and the importance of artistic collaboration. As the Italian glass master Lino Tagliapietra put it, "he pushes people to do their best." The technical virtuosity is mesmerizing, and Chihuly's playful, intuitive approach to life and art is quite refreshing. In addition to documenting several shows from inception to final realization, special features highlight Chihuly's valuable contributions to the glass studio movement and to art education. Many aspects of working with glass around the world are also included. Collectors, neophytes, and professional studio artists will all enjoy and learn from this dynamic, didactic collection. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels. General Readers; Lower-division Undergraduates; Upper-division Undergraduates; Graduate Students; Researchers/Faculty; Two-year Technical Program Students; Professionals/Practitioners. Reviewed by C. A. Ventura.