Drawing Upon Nature: Studies for the Blaschkas' Glass Models
Selected and introduced by Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox and David Whitehouse
Written as a supplement to The Corning Museum of Glass's 2007 major summer exhibition, "Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass Flowers," this book is a collection of brilliantly detailed drawings made by Rudolf Blaschka as studies for the delicate glass flower and invertebrate models that he and his father, Leopold, created for Harvard University in the late 19th century.
"Drawing Upon Nature: Studies for the Blaschkas' Glass Models" showcases 60 exceptional examples from the more than 900 drawings that are part of the Corning museum's Rakow Research Library. The first 30 color plates depict sea creatures, and the others feature flowers. The drawings range from everyday houseplants to tropical wonders to translucent sea creatures floating from page to page.
- 166 pages; hardcover.
- Measures approx. 11 inches H. x 9 inches W.
- Published in 2007 by The Corning Museum of Glass.