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"STAINED GLASS: MASTERPIECES OF THE MODERN ERA" - Xavier Barral

Bron: Kristina Lindgren, Los Angeles Times staff writer


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Knowing well the power of assembled bits of colored glass "to illumine men's minds so they may travel through it to an apprehension of God's light," French Abbot Suger filled the church of Saint-Denis with biblical iconography in stained glass in the 12th century, launching a revolution in Gothic architecture that spread across Europe.

Swiss architect Le Corbusier, who described the history of architecture as "an insatiable struggle over the course of centuries in favour of light," often used stained glass to enhance interior spaces, perhaps most imaginatively in the chapel in Ronchamp, France, displayed in glorious color in "Stained Glass" by art historian Xavier Barral i Altet (Thames & Hudson: 216 pp., $60).

So too are majestic creations by artists Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse and Christian Oehler, as well as architects Antoni Gaudí and Frank Lloyd Wright, in this sumptuous survey of stained-glass masterpieces.

ISBN-10: 0500513724
ISBN-13: 978-0500513729




BOEKHANDEL VAN DE MOOSDIJK

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Een boeiende boekhandel waar je ongewoon veel lectuur vindt i.v.m. glaskunst.
Ik heb daar boeken zien staan, die ik tot hiertoe aanschafte tijdens buitenlandse reizen en verder nog niet was tegengekomen -bv. over hedendaags glas in Venetië, over Zweeds glas in Orrefors.... Meer dan de moeite waard om eens naar toe te rijden. Bovendien had ik het geluk om een boek over fusingtechnieken in de afprijzingen te vinden! Someren is een kleine gemeente ongeveer 25 km boven Eindhoven.

Behalve glas zijn er ook nog een heleboel andere technieken en onderwerpen waarover je echt een uitzonderlijk groot aantal boeken kan doorbladeren. Neem alvast voldoende tijd!


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IITTALA. 125 YEARS OF FINNISH GLASS.



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The first Iittala competition was held in 1946 in order to promote innovation in engraved glass. It was won by the artists Tapio Wirkkala (1915-1985) and Kaj Franck (1911-1989), whom Iittala eventually employed as glass designers; Timo Sarpaneva (b. 1926) started working for Iittala in 1951. Both Wirkkala and Sarpaneva triumphed at the Milan Triennales in the 1950s, thus ensuring international acclaim for Finnish glass. Another cornerstone in the company's history was the famous "Aalto vase" which the legendary architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) designed for Iittala. This is a survey of the most beautiful and interesting designs in glass - art glass objects as well as utility glass - by this leading Finnish glassworks, focusing chiefly on the 1950s and 1960s, along with a complete catalogue with all glass designs by many famous designers.

Iittala. 125 Years of Finnish Glass. Complete History with all Designers.
Author Name: Aav, Marianne (edited by)
Publisher: Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 2006
ISBN-10: 3897902508
Price: $ 95.00