Tom Patti: Illuminating the Invisible by Donald Kuspit, Donald B. Kuspit, Tom Patti |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Tom Patti: Illuminating the Invisible

Tom Patti: Illuminating the Invisible

by Donald Kuspit, Donald B. Kuspit, Tom Patti

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In George Erml's mesmerizing close-up photographs, Tom Patti's glass creations are filled with vibrant colors and radiating light. Ranging between only two and six inches in height, the sculptures evoke a sense of handheld meditative objects of otherworldly beauty. This catalog, which documents a recent 30-year retrospective exhibition of the same name at Tacoma's Museum of Glass, begins with the curvilinear, vessel-like forms of the 1970s, such as Banded Opal with Gray. Through the 1980s, Patti began to develop vertical planar shapes with titles like Bi-axial Tubated Bronze Riser. But much of the exhibit showcases work from the 1990s, especially horizontal variations of rectangles, the transparent layers of each punctuated by a central air bubble. Titles often suggest ethereal qualities, e.g., Azurlite Lumina Echo with Rings and Black Orb. Glass art scholars Warmus and Kuspit discuss Patti's various expressions in blown and laminated glass, as well as the versatile Massachusetts artist's background in industrial design and architectural theory. The catalog includes an illustrated chronology of Patti's life and listings of his exhibitions and large-scale architectural commissions. Recommended for larger public libraries, academic libraries, and art museum libraries.-Anne Marie Lane, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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University of Washington Press
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