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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; First Edition edition (29 Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713652748
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713652741
  • Product Dimensions: 21.9 x 2 x 27.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Keith Cummings is an internationally well-known artist whose work appears in private and public collections around the world. He retired as head of the Glass Department at Wolverhampton University in 1994, but he has remained at the University as a reader in research studies. He is a frequent contributor to various journals and he has previously written the classic text The Techniques of Kiln-formed Glass also by A & C Black.

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Our current knowledge concerning the origins of glass in partial and confused, but it is still possible to speculate about how its peculiar behavioural properties affected the way humankind approached the problem of how to form it. Read the first page
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fascinating history & techniques, poorly written 25 Jun 2003
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This book is a nicely illustrated and produced book, chock full of interesting glass technique through history. There are some good technique and apparatus ideas for modern day art glass workers, and lots of interesting information for other fans of glass art.

Unfortunately, the writing style is some of the worst I've ever seen in print. It is grammatical, but so unfocused as to be almost incoherent. However, as a part-time glass artist, I find that the scope of glass history and technology revealed in just the illustrations and their captions is so full of unique useful and interesting information about working with glass that this book is well worth perusing. It is worth 5 stars for content, but I'm giving it 4 because of the awful writing.
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