Double Act: A Contemporary Glass Collection


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This volume documents a rare collection of works from the International Studio Glass movement that arose in the 1950s, signaling a major revival of the craft. Housed in Venice, Italy at the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, the collection―assembled between 1990 and 2020―features 146 glass works created by 54 artists from Venice, as well as several international locations: academies in Bohemia, European research centers and the studio-furnaces of American, Canadian and Australian artists. The volume serves as a visual record of this remarkable collection, highlighting the friendship between the gallerist and collector, united by a shared passion for glass.

Artists include: Dale Chihuly, Barbara Bloom Laura De Santillana, Stanislav Libenský & Jaroslava Brychtová, Richard Marquis, Richard Meitner, Yoichi Ohira, Gaetano Pesce, Borek Sypek (Rep. Ceca), Borek Šípek, Jana Sterback, Lino Tagliapietra, Toots Zynsky and Tony Zuccheri.

Hardcover; 336 pages