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Flameworking/Lampworking: Design

Introduction to library resources on flameworking/lampworking techniques. More information is available through the library catalog or by using the Rakow's Ask a Librarian service.


"Color...Forecasts and Fascination.” The Glass Bead, v. 16, issue 1 (Winter 2009), pp. 22-23, ill. Overview of the Pantone system for reproducing color. Location: Periodicals NK3650.B362

Florian, Robert and Dominick Labino. "The Color of Glass Dictates Form." Craft Horizons, v. 26, no. 4, July/August 1966, pp. 29-31. Location: Periodicals TT1.C875

De Grandis, Luigina. Theory and use of color.  New York: Abrams, 1986. 159 pp.  Note:  Translation of: Teoria e uso del colore.  <Stacks: ND1489.D32

Lauer, David A.  Design Basics.  5th ed.  South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; United States: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2002.  <Stacks: NK1510.L37>

Margolin, Victor. World history of design. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. 2 volumes.

Comprehensive historical account of design from prehistory to the end of the twentieth century.

Volumes 1 and 2 include illustrations and references to ancient glass, the Portland vase, eyeglasses, Islamic glassworking, Muranese glassmaking, the Crystal Palace, Emile Gallé, Scandinavian glassware, Arts and Crafts and other tableware, Edison's glass bulb, etched glass screens used in photography, windows, and other glassware. NK1175 .M37 2015z


Riley, Noël Riley and Patricia Bayer. The elements of design: the development of design and stylistic elements from the Renaissance to the postmodern era. London: Mitchell Beazley, 2003. NK1175 .E43 2003z


Ruffner, Ginny. Ginny Ruffner: Aesthetic Engineering. Huntsville, AL: Huntsville Museum of Art, 2014. NK5198.R92 .A4 2014

Ruffner, Ginny. The Imagination Cycle. La Conner, WA: Museum of Northwest Art, 2008. Special and Rare Books NK5198.R92 .A4 2008

Stankard, Paul. Spark the Creative Flame: Making the Journey from Craft to Art. Granville, Ohio: The McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, 2013.

Stewart, Mary. Launching the imagination : a comprehensive guide to basic design. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2002.  Note:  Book and CD-rom.  Includes glass sculpture. <Stacks: NK1510.S85>

Whelan, Bride M.  Color harmony 2: a guide to creative color combinations.  Rockport, MA: Rockport Publishers; Cincinnati, OH: For distribution by North Light, 1994.  160 pp.  Note:  Also have #1 by Chijiiwa, Hideaki. 1987.142 pp. (ND1489.C53).  Color charts and swatches to aid in matching color.  <Stacks: ND1489.W56>

Weiner, Kay.  “Designing with Color: Basic Color Strategies.”  Glass Art Magazine, v. 3, no. 6, September/ October 1988, pp. 24-27.

Yanagi, Muneyoshi. The unknown craftsman: a Japanese insight into beauty. Sōetsu Yanagi; adapted by Bernard Leach. Rev. ed. Tokyo; New York: Kodansha International, 1989. 230 p. <Stacks NK1071.A1 Y36 1989z>

Design Research Guide - more information

Susan Plum