9781606060537-1606060538-Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity

Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity

ISBN-13: 9781606060537
ISBN-10: 1606060538
Edition: First edition
Author: Wight, Karol B
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Format: Paperback 144 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781606060537
ISBN-10: 1606060538
Edition: First edition
Author: Wight, Karol B
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: J. Paul Getty Museum
Format: Paperback 144 pages

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Acknowledged authors Wight, Karol B wrote Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity comprising 144 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1606060538 and 9781606060537. Since then Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Some of the most astounding antiquities in museums today are pieces made of glass. Not only are they beautiful, with marvelous colors and fanciful shapes, but the fact that these fragile items have survived the millennia is amazing. This volume describes the uses of glass and glassmaking in the ancient world, from their origins in Mesopotamia and Egypt to developments in the late Roman Empire.

The first half of this exquisitely illustrated book examines the earliest techniques for making glass, including casting, core-forming, and mosaic. All were used for centuries prior to the development of glass blowing, in which molten glass is inflated at the end of a hollow tube. This technique, which started in the middle of the first century, led to entirely new shapes and decorative approaches. The second half of the book looks at glass made during the Roman imperial period.

Most of the objects used as examples come from the J. Paul Getty Museum’s fine collection of ancient glass; additional pieces are from the Corning Museum of Art, New York, and the Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Cologne. Molten Color accompanies a permanent exhibition of the same name on view at the Getty Villa.

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