World of Glass: The Art of Dale Chihuly (Hardcover)
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In the children’s book World of Glass, “Greenberg and Jordan, award-winning biographers of artists and architects . . . have another hit on their hands in this gorgeous work on American glass artist Dale Chihuly” (Booklist).
His crew calls him Maestro. Thousands of fans call him a magician. Over the past five decades, Dale Chihuly (b. 1941) has created some of the most innovative and popular works of art in museums and gardens around the world. Authors Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan met with Chihuly in his studio for exclusive interviews discussing his early life, his passion for glassblowing, and his dazzling works.
Lavishly illustrated with Chihuly’s art and family photographs, this book discusses Chihuly’s workshop and his glassblowing technique. The book includes a step-by-step look at how blown glass is created, a list of places to see Chihuly’s artwork, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.
“An ebullient homage to an innovative, enduring artist.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
“Both the story and the photographs are compelling. The importance of diversity and teamwork shine through the text, photography, and art.” —School Library Journal
About the Author
Jan Greenberg is the coauthor of several books on American art and architecture and the author of many works of fiction for young readers. Her books have received many honors: ALA Notable, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editor’s Choice, IRA Teacher’s Choice, Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, and Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
"Greenberg and Jordan, award-winning biographers of artists and architects. . . have another hit on their hands in this gorgeous work on American glass artist Dale Chihuly"
"An ebullient homage to an innovative, enduring artist."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Both the story and the photographs are compelling. The importance of diversity and teamwork shine through the text, photography, and art."
— School Library Journal
". . .Even readers who’ve never thought of glass beyond their drinkware will find Chihuly’s artistry remarkable."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
". . .Greenberg and Jordan have collaborated on a remarkable body of work: a series of intimate over-the-shoulder glimpses of contemporary artists and thus an eclectic array of mediums and styles, each title brimming with curiosity, intelligence, and enthusiasm. It’s no surprise that their latest book, about master glassblower Dale Chihuly, fits into this mold."
— Horn Book Magazine