Clearly Inspired: Contemporary Glass and Its Origins

SKU: 1980

By Karen S. Chambers and Tina Oldknow

For 5,000 years, artisans have worked in glass to create forms that serve and delight, but only recently have artists turned their hands and minds to this traditionally utilitarian and decorative material. "Clearly Inspired: Contemporary Glass and Its Origins" contrasts the work of contemporary glass artists with examples of earlier glass that served to inspire them to rediscover or reinvent forgotten techniques. Transforming an ancient craft into a contemporary art, this book illustrates how artists honor the past while making visual statements that are very much an expression of our time.

  • 132 pages; paperback
  • Published in 1999 by Pomegranate