Published on the occasion of the opening of the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art, designed by Kuzuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA Limited (Tokyo), this major new survey introduces the remarkable art of glass from the ancient world to the present day. Following the example of its founder, glass industrialist Edward Drummond Libbey, the Toledo Museum of Art has since its beginnings consciously collected outstanding examples of the glassmaker's art. Today the Museum is renowned worldwide for the quality and scope of its glass collection. This book is richly illustrated with color plates of 100 key masterpieces from the Museum's famous collection, accompanied by thought-provoking texts by leading writers in the field. A must for anyone interested in glass, art, history, or the interconnections of culture, technology, and fine art. Jutta-Annette Page was a curator of glass at the Toledo Museum of Art.
Organized by Jutta-Annette Page. Foreword by Don Bacigalupi. Essays by Stefano Carboni, Sidney M. Goldstein, Sandra E. Knudsen, Martha Drexler Lynn, Jutta-Annette Page, and Arlene Palmer, with contributions by Ellenor Alcorn.
© 2006 Toledo Museum of Art, in association with D. Giles Limited, London.
Hardcover, 240 pages, 9" x 10", 150 color plates.