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World of glass : the art of Dale Chihuly / by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J 748.092 GRE (Text) 33500013273057 New Checked out 11/12/2020
Fertile Public Library J 748.092 GRE (Text) 33500013273040 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419736810
  • ISBN: 1419736817
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"His crew calls him Maestro. Thousands of fans call him a magician. Over the past five decades, Dale Chihuly has created some of the most innovative and popular works of art in museums and gardens around the world. Authors Greenberg and Jordan met with Chihuly in his studio for exclusive interviews discussing his early life, his passion for glassblowing, and his dazzling works. Lavishly illustrated with Chihuly's art and family photographs, this book discusses Chihuly's workshop and his glassblowing technique. The book includes a step-by-step guide to how glass pieces are created, a list of places to see Chihuly's artwork, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    *Starred Review* Greenberg and Jordan, award-winning biographers of artists and architects (Two Brothers, Four Hands, 2019; Ballet for Martha, 2010), have another hit on their hands in this gorgeous work on American glass artist Dale Chihuly, whose creations grace botanical gardens and other spaces worldwide. The tightly written book chronicles, in dozens of crisp color photographs, the artist and his team's creations from workshop to exhibition. The authors also describe Chihuly's life from childhood onward, always with a focus on how he expressed his artistic sensibilities and how those sensibilities were nurtured by his family and others. Readers will learn, for example, that young Chihuly liked to play with marbles and to search for sea glass. They will also learn how his widowed mother found a way for her son to attend college, where his experiments with weaving glass into fabric foreshadowed the art showcased here. The authors subtly portray the modifications made for Chihuly's disability (he lost an eye in an accident) when he's in the workshop, making this an inclusive as well as a visually and generally attractive purchase. Lengthy (for the age group) notes, a selected bibliography, and information on where to see Chihuly's art add to the sumptuous package. Grades 3-5. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan have written many acclaimed books on art and architecture. Among their numerous awards are four Robert F. Sibert Honor books, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, many ALA Notable Children's Books, and an Orbis Pictus Award and Recommended Book. Jan Greenberg is also the editor of Heart to Heart: New Poems Inspired by Twentieth-Century American Art, which was named a Printz Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Sandra Jordan lives in New York City.

Subject: Chihuly, Dale, 1941- > Juvenile literature.
Glass art > Juvenile literature.
Glass artists > United States > Juvenile literature.
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-
Glass art.
Glass artists.
United States.
Genre: Juvenile works.

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