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Offline catshome

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« on: August 27, 2006, 05:59:53 PM »
Hi All,

I want to buy some more glass reference books and I thought it might be an idea to ask for your recommendations.  What would be your "must have" book if you could only have one or two on glass?

Lately I have found myself particularly drawn to Scandinavian glass, but it's very hard to tell them apart - at least in the beginning.

Thank you
Cat


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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006, 08:18:17 PM »
As the author of "Scandinavian Glass - Creative Energies" I tried to present the theme of artists coming to the glass works and working with artisans to create not only works of art but "glass for everyday use". My book has many photos not only of art glass but production works trying to show the interdependence between the two forms. Featured are Finnish and Swedish glass.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2006, 09:24:32 PM »
Ivo's Glass Fact File A-Z, Millers, is essential IMHO, and the first book every collector should get.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2006, 09:29:42 PM »
Which I've still not got!  :oops:

I will eventually get it, honest.


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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2006, 09:43:46 PM »
I find Ivo's book really informative and have referred to it on numerous occasions. The only problem is the tiny writing.  :cry:

I have just treated myself to Bill's book, for my birthday, so as yet I cannot comment on it as it has not arrived.  :cry:

For Scandinavian glass, I can recommend Smoke & Ice or Fire & Sea, both by the same authors, Leslie Pina & Lorenzo Vigier, so count as one (to my reckoning anyhow).  :wink:
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2006, 09:47:03 PM »
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I find Ivo's book really informative and have referred to it on numerous occasions. The only problem is the tiny writing.  :cry:

I know what you mean, but it's not just the tiny writing, but I find the typeface awkward as well - my dodgy eyes just can't adjust! Great book, but no free magnifying glass :wink:
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2006, 11:06:45 PM »
To solve that problem go and get one of those small credit-card size magnifier sheets - opticians sometimes sell them as do our local libraries - they are not expensive and being small and flat you can keep it inside the book ready for use and it can act as a bookmark as well. Multi-functional as well see? :)


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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2006, 05:24:40 AM »
Thank you all for the advice.  Can't believe my "bible" was written by Ivo - I hadn't thought of that as I always think of it as Miller's.  Apart from the print size, it's the having to know what it is to look it up that I find the drawback.  Also, I would have loved more pictures of marks but I guess it wouldn't have stayed pocket-sized for long.  Ivo - It's a wonderful book.  Any plans for an expanded version?

Anne.............I keep one of those magnifiers in my wallet to save embarrassment in restaurants as well............great for anything flat but not much use on hallmarks unfortunately (I also have a jewellery addiction - I think I was a magpie in a previous incarnation........anything bright and shiny!).

Bill, I have seen your book mentioned by somebody else on here and will look out for it.  Can't believe how lucky I am to have found a site with such knowledgeable, friendly people.

Thanks again, Cat


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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2006, 08:25:42 AM »
:D :D :D

I'd recommend Lesley Jackson's "Twentieth Century Factory Glass". A very good all-rounder. Not, perhaps, the bible I once thought, but nevertheless it has done me very good service since 2000. In conjunction with a-z, you're off to a good start!
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2006, 09:36:25 AM »
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 Ivo - It's a wonderful book.  Any plans for an expanded version?


Thank you for all the kind words. There are no plans for an extended version,  as the book is still in print, so the copyright is licensed to Miller's. After the book has been out of print for a year I can do what I like - so maybe in future...
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