Chihuly at the V&A

Chihuly at the V&A

Book - 2001
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In 1999, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London installed a Chihuly Chandelier in its main entrance hall. It is the first major artwork by Chihuly to be permanently installed in the UK. As a result, from 21 June to 21 October 2001, an extensive exhibition of Chihuly's art was shown at the V&A. This is a powerful book that has been crafted to explain the works presented in the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition. Outstanding essays written by leading experts in contemporary focus on both a historical and contemporary understanding of glass as it pertains to Chihuly's art. Drawing on the museum's historic Renaissance collections and expertise, the book also explores the development of the traditional Venetian glass workshop and Chihuly's enormous influence in introducing Venetian glassmakers and his own inimitable variations on Venetian style to contemporary glass. In addition, the book includes a chronology of Chihuly's life and listings of his museum exhibitions and museum collections. Over 100 stunning colour photographs do justice to Chihuly's masterworks, providing clarity and detail in examining his diverse oeuvre. 'Chihuly at the V&A' invites readers to marvel in the uncom
Publisher: Seattle, WA : V & A Publications, 2001
ISBN: 9781576840177
Characteristics: 149 p. ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Opie, Jennifer Hawkins
Alternative Title: Chihuly at the V and A


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