Glass + Glamour: Steuben's Modern Moment, 1930-1960by Donald Albrecht
To celebrate its centenary, Steuben is planning a major exhibition at the Museum of the City of New Yorktogether with this companion bookshowcasing its most glamorous and sophisticated creations from the '30s through the '60s. The exhibition and book explore a remarkable chapter in the history of both America's premier crystal and the modern movement in art and design in New York City.Monumental bowls, stemware, and exquisitely sculpted and copper-wheel-engraved pieces from Steuben's elite mid-century lines are featured in this stunning volume. A few of the highlights include Sidney Waugh's famous Gazelle Bowl and George Thompson's Galapagos Bowl, as well as works by such celebrated artists as Salvador Dalí and Isamu Noguchi. Black-and-white photographs of Steuben glass masterworks are combined with vintage photographs and ephemera from Steuben's archive that capture the look and feel of a glittering era in New York City's life and art.
Author Bio: Donald Albrecht is an independent curator who has organized exhibitions for the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Getty Center, the Library of Congress, and other venues. He is curator for the Smithsonian's National Design Triennial.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.12(w) x 12.00(h) x 0.37(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 - 18 Years
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