By David Whitehouse
Glass is a versatile and visually exciting medium for artistic expression, with a long and complex history. "Glass: A Short History" tells the story of glass against the background of cultures that have discovered and manipulated its properties for more than 4,000 years. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 full-color images, this book charts the major developments in glass, from its origins in Mesopotamia up to the present day. The stunning pieces shown in "Glass: A Short History" are from the British Museum and The Corning Museum of Glass.
- 128 pages; hardcover.
- Measures approx. 10 inches H. x 7.75 inches W.
- Published in 2012 by Smithsonian Books