256 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 20 color, 280 b/w illus.
Cloth 2001 | ISBN 9780812236194 | $79.95s | Outside the Americas £69.00
Not for sale in the British Commonwealth, except Canada, or in the European Union
"[This book] has a bit of everything. . . . It looks good, both visually (large-scale, hard-back, glossy) and in terms of content."—Glass Art Society NewsCharles Bray has gathered together the various aspects of glass technology and practice in the only reference available of its kind. This second edition is entirely redesigned, with all new illustrations and updated entries to discuss new technologies and techniques. Aimed at all people who work with glass, whether professional, amateur, teacher or student, glassblower, etcher, engraver, stained glass artist, or industrial glass worker, A Dictionary of Glass covers both technical and artistic aspects of working with glass in a practical, easily referenced format.
Praise for the first edition:
"This dictionary does an excellent job of covering techniques, materials, and equipment, and is effectively illustrated with drawings and photographs. Background information important to glass work, such as explanations of electrical and chemical terms, is also well presented."—Choice
The book is arranged as a lexicon of words and phrases, covering technical terms, materials, equipment, processes, and practices. Some of the entries offer succinct definitions; others are detailed articles that illuminate the subject in greater depth, many illustrated by photographs and diagrams. Also included are detailed appendices listing suppliers, schools providing glass courses, museums with important glass collections, and a useful bibliography.
Charles Bray is a well-known glass artist. He is the retired head of the Glass and Ceramics Department at Sunderland University. His work is in museum collections throughout the world.