Viva Vetro! Glass Alive! Venice and America

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American artists and designers have long looked to Venice, a preeminent glass center since the 16th century, for inspiration, traveling there to immerse themselves in traditional glass factory environments and work with Venetian masters. As the 1960s Studio Glass movement flourished, Venetian masters also traveled to America to learn. This book examines the links between Venetian and American artists through essays by Susanne K. Frantz and Matthew Kangas, covering early American designers, Americans in Venice, chandeliers, Venetians in America, and Venetian techniques.

Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, May 12 to September 16, 2007.

Softcover; 204 pages; 123 color illustrations. Available from Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-048-4