Harvey K. Littleton: A Life in Glass

SKU: R3893

By Joan Falconer Byrd

Harvey Littleton was born in 1922, the son of a Corning Glass Works scientist. He first studied physics and industrial design before becoming a teaching ceramicist. In the late 1950s, he turned to glassblowing, which was then restricted to the factory floor: devising a small furnace, he introduced hot glass into the artist's studio. In 2012, exhibitions at The Corning Museum of Glass and elsewhere marked the 50th anniversary of the two historic Toledo Museum glassblowing workshops that Littleton led in spring 1962. At those workshops, Littleton put the ancient medium of glass into the hands of today's artists. Benefiting from close access to the artist and his personal archives, the engaging text is illuminated by many unpublished archival photographs and a detailed chronology.

  • 208 pages; hardcover
  • Published by Skira Rizzoli