Glass of the Sultans (2020)

Glass of the Sultans Islamic glassmakers were not only brilliant technicians and innovators in their own right but they also preserved many of the methods of Late Antique Roman craftsmen passing them on centuries later
  • Title: Glass of the Sultans
  • Author: Stefano Carboni David Whitehouse
  • ISBN: 9780300088519
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Islamic glassmakers were not only brilliant technicians and innovators in their own right, but they also preserved many of the methods of Late Antique Roman craftsmen, passing them on centuries later to Venetian and other European masters This lovely book is the first comprehensive study of the accomplishments of these artisans The volume presents glass objects from collIslamic glassmakers were not only brilliant technicians and innovators in their own right, but they also preserved many of the methods of Late Antique Roman craftsmen, passing them on centuries later to Venetian and other European masters This lovely book is the first comprehensive study of the accomplishments of these artisans The volume presents glass objects from collections throughout the world from perfume flasks to pitchers, mosque lanterns to boxes, inkwells to vases ranging from the seventh to the nineteenth century and through many of the major artistic centers of the Muslim world.Five introductory essays cover all facets of the subject, including historical background, archaeological excavations, issues of connoisseurship, technology, and science The authors then discuss 150 masterworks of Islamic glass, grouped by technique or type of decoration blown, mold blown, hot worked, mosaic, painted, cut, and engraved , each of which is illustrated in full color Examples of European glass objects are also included as illuminating reference points.
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