Murano Glass: A History of Glass

Murano Glass: A History of Glass

Paperback I Piccoli Di Arsenale

By (author) Gianfranco Toso

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  • Publisher: Arsenale
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 105mm x 150mm x 10mm | 180g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Venice
  • ISBN 10: 8877432152
  • ISBN 13: 9788877432155
  • Illustrations note: 111 Colour, 2 B&W
  • Sales rank: 281,799

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'Murano: A History of Glass' discusses the origins of glass production, describing methods used by the Egyptians and the Romans. The earliest evidence of glass-making in Murano dates from the 7th to 8th century AD and this beautifully illustrated book traces the fascinating history of the manufacture of Murano glass, through both prosperity and decline, until the present day, expressing hopes for the future.

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Glass from its origins; developments in the lagoon area; consolidation of the Murano glass industry; the 16th century - the golden age; stasis; decline; rebirth and the present.