Richard Marquis Objects

Richard Marquis Objects

by Tina Oldknow
     
 

Richard Marquis has had an extraordinary influence on the development of contemporary studio glass in America and around the world. Studying at the University of California at Berkeley during the 1960s, he explored ceramics and was introduced to glassblowing. Unsatisfied by the limited techniques practiced in American studio glass at that time, Marquis went to the…  See more details below

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Richard Marquis has had an extraordinary influence on the development of contemporary studio glass in America and around the world. Studying at the University of California at Berkeley during the 1960s, he explored ceramics and was introduced to glassblowing. Unsatisfied by the limited techniques practiced in American studio glass at that time, Marquis went to the island of Murano, near Venice, to observe and work with the masters of a glassblowing tradition acknowledged as the best in the world. Freely sharing his knowledge of the techniques he learned in Venice, Marquis has demonstrated and taught throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The effect of Venetian glassblowing techniques on American studio glass enabled glass artists to expand their technical vocabularies and, combined with new and experimental approaches, led to the redefinition of glass as an artistic medium.

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Booknews
Publication is coordinated with the December 1997 exhibition "Richard Marquis Objects", held at the Seattle Art Museum as part of "Documents Northwest: The PONCHO series." The text illuminates Marquis' life, artistic ideas and techniques, and at least half of the volume consists of dramatic illustrations (mostly in color) of approximately fifty pieces and groupings along with additional works and the larger sculptures and installations which are not in the retrospective. Concludes with a chronology, exhibition history, and bibliography, but contains no index. Oversize: 10.5x10.5<">. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295976877
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
10.42(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.66(d)

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