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Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome

Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome

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By David Whitehouse

This colorful catalog is the companion to a groundbreaking exhibition organized by The Corning Museum of Glass and The J. Paul Getty Museum. "Reflecting Antiquity" is the first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century. Essays by noted historians Dunja Zobel-Klein and Michael J. Klein, as well as glassmakers William Gudenrath, Mark Taylor, and David Hill, explore the manufacture of ancient glass and the history of modern imitations. David Whitehouse discusses several styles of ancient glass that inspired 19th-century glassmakers: cameo glass, gold glass, cage cups, and mosaic glass. The book is illustrated with 163 color and eight black and white photographs.

  • 234 pages; softcover.
  • Measures spprox. 10.5 inches H. x 8.375 inches W.
  • Published in 2007 by The Corning Museum of Glass.

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Reflecting Antiquity: Modern Glass Inspired by Ancient Rome

By David Whitehouse

This colorful catalog is the companion to a groundbreaking exhibition organized by The Corning Museum of Glass and The J. Paul Getty Museum. "Reflecting Antiquity" is the first major exhibition to focus on the influence of ancient Roman styles on the glassmakers of the 19th century. Essays by noted historians Dunja Zobel-Klein and Michael J. Klein, as well as glassmakers William Gudenrath, Mark Taylor, and David Hill, explore the manufacture of ancient glass and the history of modern imitations. David Whitehouse discusses several styles of ancient glass that inspired 19th-century glassmakers: cameo glass, gold glass, cage cups, and mosaic glass. The book is illustrated with 163 color and eight black and white photographs.

  • 234 pages; softcover.
  • Measures spprox. 10.5 inches H. x 8.375 inches W.
  • Published in 2007 by The Corning Museum of Glass.
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