5000 years of glass

Level D FA.L /747806 Available
Full title: 5000 years of glass / edited by Hugh Tait.
Alternative titles: Five thousand years of glass.
Corporate Authors: British Museum.
Other authors: Tait, Hugh.
Format: Book           
Edition: 2nd rev. ed.

Summary: "The fragile beauty of glass has ensured its popularity through the ages in forms ranging from simple beakers to decorative masterpieces. This ... book traces the history of glass from its origins in Western Asia some 5000 years ago, through the invention of glassblowing around the first century BC, to the introduction of mechanized processes and new styles in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It highlights the flourishing industries of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, the elegant vessels of the Islamic Near East, the superb mastery of Renaissance Venice and the wide-ranging experiments in the modern age. ..."--Book flap.
Other authors: Tait, Hugh.
Corporate Authors: British Museum.
Language: English
Published: London : British Museum Press, 2012.
Classmark: FA.L /747806
Bibliography: Includes bibliography and index.
ISBN: 9780714150956