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Offline wesley

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Top 5 books to buy
« on: February 26, 2008, 11:34:02 PM »
I am relatively new to collecting Scandinavian Glass and want to add a few new reference books to my shelves. At present I only have:

Millers 20th C glass
Scandinavian Glass - creative energies by William Geary

Any tips on top books to fill that shelf?  ;D

Best wishes,

Wes


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Re: Top 5 books to buy
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 11:39:47 PM »

Hi Wesley,  :)

Here are a couple that I have and use, a lot.

Scandinavian Glass 1930-2000 Smoke & Ice - Leslie Pina & Lorenzo Vigier.
Scandinavian Glass 1930-2000 Fire & Sea    - Leslie Pina & Lorenzo Vigier.
Designlasin hintakirja - in Finnish, but short translation guide in the back of the book.

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Re: Top 5 books to buy
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 01:29:53 AM »
Dansk Glas: 1925-1985 by Erik Lassen & Mogens Schlüter. It's in Danish, but it's very comprehensively illustrated.


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Re: Top 5 books to buy
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 12:58:24 PM »
Also, check out the Books forum on the board - you'll find some more listed there along with reviews. http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/board,20.0.html


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Re: Top 5 books to buy
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 08:03:01 AM »
Thank you for having my book in your collection.

I would recommend "Orrefors, A Century of Swedish Glassmaking"
Edited by Kerstin Wickman

The signature section provides a treasure of information on the historic signatures for all the techniques used by Orrefors Glassworks.

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Re: Top 5 books to buy
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008, 06:20:09 PM »
William, I love your book. I picked it randomly from Amazon because I liked the name creative energies- and  a good choice it was too! It has already influenced the style of glass I buy - One day I might have a collection which reflects your book.

In admiration,

Wes

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Re: Top 5 books to buy
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008, 11:17:40 AM »
Hi

As you may well know Glass reference books can be prohibitively expensive I have seen copies of Fire & Sea & Smoke & Ice for sale at in excess of £65!

My top tip for finding books is abebooks.co.uk this site is linked to 1000's of bookstores around the world & I have found it to be invaluable.


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Re: Top 5 books to buy
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2008, 12:24:42 PM »
My top tip is to buy them from the US while the dollar is good

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Re: Top 5 books to buy
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2008, 12:57:28 PM »
And don't forget that if you buy them new from Amazon, to go via the search box at the top of the board, as the board then receives a small commission on each sale through that box. It all helps keep us afloat. :)  See http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,16929.0.html

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Re: Top 5 books to buy
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2008, 07:14:54 PM »
That's good to know. Why not publicise this more or put a note next to the amazon link?
I have bought several book and wasn't aware of it.
Wes

 

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