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Corning Museum of Glass - Website Resources
GlassApp was launched with the opening of the Contemporary Art + Design Wing in March 2015. Featuring information on 70+ contemporary works of art, GlassApp includes videos, artist bios and photos to enhance the visitor experience by highlighting current conversations in art, craft and design.
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey
The Rakow Library is actively digitizing our collection and you’ll find links in the catalog record when digital copies of materials are available. The emphasis has been our rare books, trade catalogs, slides, documents and archival materials. But you’ll find some contemporary materials as well, for example our 1979 New Glass: A Worldwide Survey catalog, which you can view, print, or download as a PDF.
The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking
Contemporary glassmakers often employ Venetian-style techniques in their work. A new online publication, The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking, by William Gudenrath, reconstructs how these objects were made. Fascinating and precise video demonstrations for Filigrana, Reticello, and other specialized types of glass, together with definitions and photographs, help glass collectors and makers understand the historical forms, shapes, and decorative techniques.
New Glass Review
Search the New Glass Review for a particular artist or browse for inspiration.
All About Glass
Search All About Glass to find online profiles, articles, images, videos, etc. about Studio Glass, Contemporary Glass Art, and specific artists, for instance, Harvey K. Littleton.
Additional Rakow Library Resources
A wide range of materials in the library may be useful for researching contemporary glass – archives (for example, there are 72 boxes in the Dominick Labino archive), auction catalogs, and trade catalogs. We also have extensive artist files. These materials are available for researchers visiting the library.
Search the Library
Visit the Rakow's "Search the Library" page to learn about a variety of ways to access materials about contemporary glass from our collection.
Ask a Glass Question
The Rakow Library “Ask a Librarian” database includes question/answer pairs relating to glass and glassmaking. Or ask us a question!