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EDWARDS, Geoffrey

Art of Glass : Glass in the Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria

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Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing and the National Gallery of Victoria, 1998. Quarto, illustrated gatefold wrappers, pp. 208, illustrated in colour. A fine copy.

Jointly published by the National Gallery of Victoria and Macmillan Publishers Australia this book is the first publication to document in depth the nature, extent and history of the National Gallery of Victoria’s celebrated glass collection. Its author, and expert on the art of glass, Geoffrey Edwards, has selected the most magnificent works from the collection, each reproduced in colour, as the basis for a broader discussion of the history of glassmaking in the worlds leading production centres, from the ancient Mediterranean to the present day. With fine photographs by Garry Sommerfeld, this book provides a most spectacular visual array.