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Title: Under Glass
Sub-title: A Victorian Obsession
By (author): John Whitenight
ISBN10-13: 0764344072 : 9780764344077
Illustrations: 628 color & 23 b/w photos
Format: Hardback
Size: 305x229mm
Pages: 288
Weight: 2.430 Kg.
Published: Schiffer - May   2013
List Price: 81.99 Pounds Sterling
Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 1
Subjects: Ceramic arts, pottery, glass
Come join an in depth exploration of a unique segment of the Victorian decorative arts. In 650 beautiful images and fascinating text, many glass domes and the objects displayed under them are revealed and discussed in detail. Items from glorious taxidermy presentations of nature, seashell works, wax flowers and fruit, and even art formed of human hair are studied carefully. Additional chapters include examples of skeleton leaves and phantom bouquets; wool work; glass whimsies; seed, paper, muslin, and silk work; automatamechanical, musical masterworks and much more. Social commentary of the times enriches the exploration of these beautiful art objects. Experience the lightheartedness and whimsy to be found in the decorative arts created from 1837 to 1901 and preserved under these domes.
The Youtube film for this book introduces the author, John Whitenight, who explains the beauty of these Victorian showcases.

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