From in-depth collections and exhibitions catalogs to annual journals, the Museum has a long history of publishing about glass. See a full list of the Museum’s publications since the early ’80s.
We’ve recently released a number of new publications and a new DVD, which you can purchase through the Museum’s GlassMarket.
René Lalique, a master artist and designer of early 20th-century France, initially achieved fame for his jewelry creations, which were widely admired and collected. He began experimenting with glass in the 1890s and was so captivated by the material that he spent the rest of his career working with it exclusively. The glass objects that he designed, such as vases, ashtrays, tableware, and other household accessories, are now considered iconic representations of the art nouveau and art deco movements.
This publication, which accompanies the Museum’s current exhibition by the same name. traces Lalique’s distinguished career. Hundreds of color photographs, including many dramatic, full-page images, spotlight individual pieces of glass and original wax and plaster models selected from the extensive collection of The Corning Museum of Glass. The book also draws on the Museum’s wealth of archival material on Lalique, including design drawings and photographs. This strikingly beautiful and informative volume is a testament to the singular allure of his enchanting glass. Hardcover. Published by The Corning Museum of Glass/Yale University Press.
New Glass Review 35
For more than three decades, The Corning Museum of Glass has published the annual New Glass Review as a survey of jury-selected works in glass submitted by artists from around the world. This volume features 100 important contemporary sculptures, vessels, and other works in glass by emerging and established artists from October 1, 2012, to October 1, 2013. Works from outside the selection process that impressed jurors are shown, too. Also included are jurors’s statements and recent acquisitions of contemporary glass objects. This year’s jurors were Tina Oldknow, Corning Museum curator of modern and contemporary glass; Paul Haigh, principal of Haigh Architects; Caroline Prisse, director of Van Tetterode Glass Studio, Amsterdam; James Yood, director New Arts Journalism Program at the Art Institute of Chicago and contributing editor to The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly.
Master Class DVD: Eggshell Thin Pâte de Verre with Shin-ichi Higuchi
Pâte de verre is a kiln-casting process in which colored powdered glass is packed into a plaster mold, then fired at a high temperature. The result is a relatively thick, somewhat opaque object. In this video, Shin-ichi Higuchi shows a similar, yet very different process. After years of research and experimentation, he shares his rediscovery of a late 19th century/early 20th century pâte de verre process for making eggshell thin, translucent vessels. Deeply inspired (and challenged) by the work of French Art Nouveau artists Francois-Emile Decorchemont and Albert Dammouse, Higuchi reveals his creative voice in a very challenging medium. Approx. Length: 40 min.
Notable Acquisitions 2013
Notable Acquisitions 2013 celebrates the 50 most important acquisitions made during the course of the year, both for the glass collection and for the Rakow Research Library. The works entered the collection either by purchase or by gift. The objects are presented in chronological order, accompanied by a brief commentary on their significance and, in most instances, related bibliography.