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Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass

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For Lino Tagliapietra, glass art represents his life: Venice and the lagoon, its shadow and light. "It is part of my culture, my brain, my blood," he says. Raised on the island of Murano, Tagliapietra rose from a working class family and a minimal education to become an internationally acknowledged glass artist and maestro, an honor given to the most highly recognized of Italian glassmakers.

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Overview

For Lino Tagliapietra, glass art represents his life: Venice and the lagoon, its shadow and light. "It is part of my culture, my brain, my blood," he says. Raised on the island of Murano, Tagliapietra rose from a working class family and a minimal education to become an internationally acknowledged glass artist and maestro, an honor given to the most highly recognized of Italian glassmakers.

Tagliapietra worked exclusively on Murano until coming to the Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington at the invitation of Benjamin Moore in 1979. Working with unfamiliar tools and speaking no English, Tagliapietra created unique pieces of glass using techniques that had rarely, if ever, been seen in the United States at that time. Despite the tradition of secrecy surrounding Italian glassblowing, he imparted knowledge to his students and colleagues, believing that keeping tradition and history alive is of the greatest importance.

While he was not the first to leave the island and its glass companies for independent work, Tagliapietra did become the first Murano artist to experience widespread international recognition, particularly in the United States. He combines techniques that are rooted in the thousand-year-old Venetian glassmaking tradition and brings fresh and creative perspectives to art in glass. Tagliapietra's work stands within the grandest tradition of the decorative arts, an honored discipline of unabashed beauty and exquisite craftsmanship.

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American Style

Susanne K. Frantz pays homage to the maestro through a series of revealing essays, and the first complete visual collection of his work—- including everything from his production pieces to his current explorations in glass.

Seattle Times

Handsome.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295988252
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Pages: 183
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Susanne Frantz is the former curator of twentieth-century glass at the Corning Museum of Glass and author of Contemporary Glass: A World Survey from the Corning Museum of Glass. The other contributors are Helmut Ricke and Dante Marioni.

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Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgments

Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Italian Glass / Susanne K. Frantz

Tradition and Renewal: Venetian Ways and Lino Tagliapietra / Helmut Ricke

Making a Goblet is a Language / Dante Marioni

Plates

Lino Tagliapietra: Chronology / Susanne K. Frantz

Catalogue of the ExhibitionSeries and InstallationsEssential Lino: A Selection of ResourcesSelected Public CollectionsGlossary

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