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Author McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick)

Title Glassmaking in Renaissance Venice : the fragile craft / W. Patrick McCray.

Published Aldershot, Hants, England : Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  748.2028 MCCR    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-228) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. "Masters of the Gold of Christendom": Renaissance Venice, the World Economy, and Luxury Goods -- 3. Master Aldrevandin's World: Glassmaking in Pre-Renaissance Venice -- 4. Demystifying the Demand for Renaissance Glass -- 5. Desire Fulfilled: The Technology of Glassmaking in Renaissance Venice -- 6. Consumers and Competitors: The Distribution of Glass and Glassmaking Knowledge -- Epilogue: The Innovations of Renaissance Venetian Glass.
Summary "The transformation of the Venetian glass industry during the Renaissance was not only a technical phenomenon, but also a social one. In this volume, Patrick McCray examines the demand, production and distribution of glass and glassmaking technology during this period and evaluates several key topics, including the nature of Renaissance demand for certain luxury goods, the interaction between industry and government in the Renaissance, and technological change as a social process. McCray places in its broader economic and cultural context a craft and industry that has been traditionally viewed primarily through the surviving artefacts held in museum collections."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Glass blowing and working -- Italy -- Venice -- History -- 16th century.
Glassware -- Italy -- Venice -- History -- 16th century.
Glassware, Renaissance -- Italy -- Venice.
Venice (Italy) -- Social conditions -- To 1797.
Venice (Italy) -- Economic conditions -- 16th century.
ISBN 0754600505 No price
0754600505 (alk. paper)