Charles Bray / Hardcover / Published 1996
From Book News, Inc. , March 1, 1996
A comprehensive reference that covers both technical and artistic (but not historical) aspects of
working with glass. The volume is organized as an alphabetical index of words and phrases
covering technical terms, materials, equipment, processes, and practices. Some of the entries are
brief definitions, while others are detailed articles. Many of the entries are illustrated by b&w
photographs and diagrams. The appendices list suppliers, schools providing glass courses,
organizations and societies, and museums and galleries with noteworthy glass collections.
Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Ultimate glass reference book
Reviewer: A reader from Cleveland, Oh September 13, 1999
Do not be misled by the title. This is more a detailed encyclopedia of glass than a simple
dictionary, with many in depth articles covering the history, art and technology of glass working.
All forms of glass craft are represented, including blowing, lamp work, stained glass, etching and
engraving. Raw materials, chemicals, tools and techniques for industrial and artistic uses are
Styles & important historical pieces are also covered. The book is well illustrated with b/w photos &
diagrams. Two sections of color plates showcase some beautiful & unusual artistic pieces in a wide
variety of techniques.
Lists of periodicals, suppliers, societies, schools and museums provide a great source for further
information. This is a complete and essential reference for anyone interested in glass.