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5.0 out of 5 stars New Zealand Glass, 10 April 2013
This review is from: New Zealand Glass (Paperback)
NEW ZEALAND GLASS (2ND EDITION) BY ANGELA M BOWEY

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New Zealand Glass is a delight and a treasure - a real "taonga o te motu katoa" (national treasure) in its own right. It is an absolute bijou of a compilation of original pictures and gorgeous photographs, together with a fascinating, flowing, but succinct, narrative which both enthralls the reader and illuminates this interesting subject in exactly the right amount of detail to suit both the hitherto uninitiated as well as the cognoscenti.
The photographs in this book of the work of the leading contemporary glass artists of New Zealand simply make the reader want to rush out and caress these magnificent masterpieces. Angela Bowey's commentary of the techniques involved in their manufacture, together with brief biographical notes about the artists themselves make this book as collectible as the glass artistry described within it.

Before reading this book I knew absolutely nothing about glass. Now, my enthusiasm to learn more has been kindled with a vengeance by Angela Bowey's expertise and clear style of writing. I strongly recommend this excellent book to lay people and to experts alike.

Jane Russell
Truro, Cornwall, 10 April 2013.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Technical Guide, 24 Oct 2013
This review is from: New Zealand Glass 2nd Edition (Kindle Edition)
** Disclaimer - I received my copy of this book from the Author **
I found this book to be quite interesting, with a good mix of the history of glass in New Zealand, as well as specific details about the types of glass. This book would be a great guide for someone getting into collecting glass, as well as those who are trying to discern the provenance of pieces they already own.

The tone can be quite dry and technical, but that is, I think, more about the topic than the author.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in not just practical glassware (such as antique drinking glasses) but also those who collect pieces for their aesthetic qualities and want to know more about where their pieces have originated from.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 5 Jun 2013
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good info but not relevant to what I wanted never mind good read and interesting information will definitely recommend it.
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