From the Italian for a "thousand flowers," this unique series is comprised of a variety of works. Components of the Mille Fiori series resemble organic shapes such as the antherium or fern, or the intuitive resemblance of a heron's lengthy body or the foot of a frog. They are sometimes arranged in single elements or grouped together with as many as twelve installations. Combined, these installations truly create a mystical garden of glass. This edition is illustrated throughout with handsome full-color images selected by the artist, representing a wide range of these projects.
The second installment in this small book set includes Persians, Mille Fiori, and Cylinders. Dramatically different in form, each of these series exudes an elegance all their own.
Each title in the boxed set chronicles the growth of a particular series from the renowned artist's glass sculptures. Compact in size but not in content, each book in the collection contains more than a hundred pages of images from the series. Essays by Davira Taragin speak directly to the historical and aesthetic context out of which these series arose.
A companion DVD accompanies each book that includes artist commentary discussing the history of each series, all approximately 15 minutes in running time.
Essays by Davira Taragin, formerly the Director of Exhibitions, Racine Art Museum; Curator, The Detroit Institute of the Arts, Toledo Museum of Art.
Hardcover 61/2 x 61/2" 112 pages, 76 color illustrations DVD Running time: 19:14 ISBN: 978-1-57684-176-1 2010
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