Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection

Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection

by Tina Oldknow, Cristine Russell, David Whitehouse
     
 

—Reflecting a deep respect for, and commitment to, artists and their work, the Heineman Collection demonstrates the versatility of one material - glass - in exploring and expressing a wide range of ideas in art — The collection includes 240 objects, dating from 1969 to 2005, by 87 artists from the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan The Heineman

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—Reflecting a deep respect for, and commitment to, artists and their work, the Heineman Collection demonstrates the versatility of one material - glass - in exploring and expressing a wide range of ideas in art — The collection includes 240 objects, dating from 1969 to 2005, by 87 artists from the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan The Heineman Collection at the The Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, is one of the largest collections of studio glass sculptures and vessels in the United States. Given to The Corning in 2006, this is the first publication documenting this vast new addition to the Museum's collections. The Collection reflects historical developments in the field of contemporary studio glass, and it explores the broad themes of abstraction and material.

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Library Journal
The "voices" of the title include Oldknow's (modern glass curator, Corning Museum; Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels), who presents a thoughtful introductory chapter about the formation of this 240-piece collection, and that of journalist and daughter-in-law of the Heinemans Cristine Russell, who contributes insights about the donors. Voices of various curators and historians appear in quotations in the main section of the book—an alphabetical grouping of the 87 international glass artists and their works (dating from 1969 to 2005). Most revealing are thoughts from the artists about their guiding philosophies. This Corning Museum of Glass exhibition catalog also includes a photograph of each artist (often in the process of creation); biographical information; stunning color photographs of the individual glass sculptures and vessels; and photographs of the Heinemans' home, documenting the objects as originally displayed. VERDICT This is certainly a scholarly work for students and art historians. But anyone who loves glass art (like the enchanting Chihuly sculptures displayed across the country in public spaces) should enjoy learning about its infinite color, form, and expressive possibilities.—Anne Marie Lane, Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555953140
Publisher:
Hudson Hills Press
Publication date:
05/15/2009
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
962,622
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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