Chihuly Gardens & Glass

by Dale Chihuly

Hardcover, 2002

Call number

748.092 CHI

Collection

Publication

Chihuly Workshop (2002), Edition: New edition, 187 pages

Description

Chihuly devotees, gardeners, and those new to the artistic world of glass will be enthralled with this eclectic volume combining ninety-seven stunning full-size images with personal insights from the artist. Chihuly is credited with introducing fine-art collectors and new fans to an art form that is almost 5,000 years old. Photographs of natural light playing on the brilliant colors and unique shapes of Chihuly's work survey his memorable outdoor installations around the globe. Vintage postcards from Chihuly's archives and images from his exhibition at the historic Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago round out this pictorial collection. Quotes from the artist and thoughtful essays provide a backdrop for his work as well as a glimpse into the Chihuly process.… (more)

User reviews

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I have had this catalogued for years and am now just realising that it's the postcard book that accompanies the actual book. I picked this when I visited a Chihuly exhibition set up in a Chicago park at the turn of the century. I love the shapes that Chihuly produces
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- organic, alien, fluid, colourful, exotic, natural. And I love the way he exhibits his artwork, in amongst plants which the artwork complements. The titles, though, are rather prosaic, usually being the location of the piece.

I suppose I could tear out the postcards and send them off to friends and family to enjoy - but I'm going to keep them all to myself, to leaf through, reminisce and enjoy.

4 stars for visual gorgeousness
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Pages

187

ISBN

1576840182 / 9781576840184
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