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A short explanation of Contemporary Glass:
Contemporary Glass is glass both designed and made in very recent years and still being made (unless the artist has recently died). It is also the name used for Studio Glass, that is glass made by the master glass artist him or herself, usually in a small studio workshop.

The studio glass movement began in the late 1950's, with artists in France, Czechoslovakia, and the USA starting to make their own glass pieces rather than designers making designs for factory production. The Corning Glass Museum's first international glass exhibition, "Glass 59", had nine glass factories exhibiting, whereas in their "New Glass" exhibition in 1979 there was only one (Pilgrim Glass), and attention had switched entirely to glass as an art rather than a craft.

Over the past three decades there have been dramatic developments in glass design and the innovative and creative techniques needed to form these designs.

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Here are some books on Contemporary glass that we think are interesting.
We have included some recent books as well as old classics that are still popular.
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Aureliano Toso Glass 2016 Alison Berger's glass 2016 Glass Art 112 Artists 2016 Chihuly: 1997-Present (2014) Colin Reid Sculpture 2013 Spark the Creative Flame 2013 50 Distinguished Artists 2012 Voices of Contemporary Glass 2009 Seguso glass book 2014 Colin Reid Sculpture 2013 Spark the Creative Flame 2013 Studio Glass 2012 50 Distinguished Artists 2012 Masters of Blown Glass 2010 Pioneers of Glass 2009 Voices of Contemporary Glass 2009 Contemporry Glass 2008 Lino Tagliapietra 2008 Dan Dailey Glass 2007 Contemporary International Glass 2004 Tom Patti Glass 2005 American Studio Glass 2004 Fire and Form 2003 Steuben glass book 2003 Contemporary Glass: Color, Light & Form Glass Art from Urbanglass Chihuly glass book glass art book Marquis glass book Josh Simpson book 2001 Internationalartglassbook 2004 Clearly Inspired 1999 Masters of Contemporary Glass 1997 Glass World Survey 1989 Contemporary Studio Glass 1982






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It is always interesting to see what Contemporary glass there is on eBay. Take a look often to be sure you don't miss something. Click Contemporary Glass




The first part of a Trilogy on three London Lampworkers covers Pirelli, Bimini, and Komaromy. If you are interested in lampwork glass you are sure to enjoy this one. It is available as a paperback book or as a downloadable Kindle.







INFORMATION about the Pirelli-Vasart Link!
Angela's new book on Pirelli Glass has a whole chapter on the links between Pirelli Glass and the Ysart family, in particular with Vasart glass. Pirelli formed a partnership with Vasart and used their paperweights in all kinds of items from door handles to automatic cork-screws. Whilst Paul Ysart was working at Caithness his brother Vincent was collaborating with Pirelli.







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