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Lino Tagliapietra: From Murano to Studio Glass Works 1954-2011
Edited by Rosa Barovier Mentasti
About This Book
Lino Tagliapietra has been one of the central figures in the modern Renaissance of the art of Venetian glassblowing. Born in Murano (Venice) in 1934, Lino Tagliapietra is one of the most famous glass ‘Maestros’ in the world. An apprentice in the studio of the internationally renowned master Archimede Seguso, in his long career he has experimented with the finest working techniques and exhibited as an artist in prestigious museums such as the Victoria and Albert in London, the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
About the Author
Rosa Barovier Mentasti descends from one of the oldest glass manufacturing families in Murano. She studied the history of glass at Padua University and has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and at the Abate Zanetti School of Glass in Murano. One of the leading glass historians in the world, she published Il vetro veneziano dal Medioevo a oggi and Vetro veneziano 1890-1990 and curated exhibitions such as Venezia aperto vetro: International New Glass (Venice, 1998), Tapio Wirkkala: Eye, Hand and Thought (Helsinki, 2000), and Vetro Veneziano (Taiwan, 2003).