by Anita Isenberg, Seymour Isenberg
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. Paperback - 352 pages 3rd edition (November 1998)
In a word: Comprehensive!
Reviewer: MICHAEL W PARSONS from California January 20, 2000 This book covers EVERYTHING - and in great detail. It's up to date and has many pictures and drawings. I found it to be extremely helpful. Many ideas as to directions one that may expand in their love for this craft. Identifies tools and equipment currently available, by name, through most stained glass retailers - making it fairly easy to apply the techiques presented.
The new updated "bible" for stained glass is great!
Reviewer: A reader from New Hampshire, USA June 30, 1999 This book is 1998's new updated version of the first two editions that have been long considered the "bible" in stained glass since the opening of the crafts movement of the 60's and 70's. "How To Work In Stained Glass 3" opens with a brief history and description of types of glass to aid in selection for projects. The chapters cover a wide variety of topics but for example, the Tool and How to Score chapters explain the variety of tools and how to safely use them to cut glass. The following chapters go into design and the basic types of assembly (copper foil or lead)and much more to help someone just starting develop good work habits and proper techniques to make lasting glass items that they'd be proud to display. The projects in the book can be done by following the detailed instructions with plenty of helpful information of how and why certain methods make a better glass item. The information contained in this book will make crafting glass easier and more enjoyable. HTWISG 3 gives further info on new products, views on teaching and lead safety in the work area. The conversational style of writing makes this an easy read. It's like sitting with the Isenbergs and the contributing artists as they share their years of experience and how-to knowlege with someone who is in the process of learning or wanting to explore new techniques in working with glass. Not for beginners
Reviewer: A reader from Houston, TX April 25, 1999 This book is a must read eventually because of its incredibly detailed account of glass working. However, it is a poor book for beginners. Very few and old pictures are a blaring tell tale sign, as is the fact that they seem to make stained glass a lot more complicated than it needs to be for the beginner. If you're looking for a good starter book, keep looking!