GLASS + GLAMOUR

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For a celebration of its centenary, The Museum of the City of New York was host to a major exhibition on Steuben that, together with this companion book, showcased its most glamorous and sophisticated creations from the '30s through the '60s. The exhibition and book explored a remarkable chapter in the history of both America's premier crystal and the modern movement in art and design in New York City.

Monumental bowls, stemware, and exquisitely sculpted and copper-wheel-engraved pieces from Steuben's elite mid-century lines were featured in this stunning volume. A few of the highlights included are Sidney Waugh's famous Gazelle Bowl and George Thompson's Galapagos Bowl, as well as works by such celebrated artists as Salvador Dalí and Isamu Noguchi. Black-and-white photographs of Steuben glass masterworks are combined with vintage photographs and ephemera from Steuben's archive that capture the look and feel of a glittering era in New York City's life and art.


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