Overwhelming! When art and design take over glass - Exhibition catalogue
Wine has always been strongly associated with its containers, so the wine-glass pair can hardly fail to establish a fruitful dialogue. This is the "terroir" this book explores.
Constant experiments are what viticulture and glasswork have in common. Just as ways to improve wine are continually explored, so, too, is the potential of glass to create objects of design whose purpose is not only to contain the beverage, but to become a part of the wine tasting experience itself. Two fields that seem worlds apart, but which actually share other features: a long apprenticeship in learning the right way to handle the raw material and respect for that raw material and for the way it must be treated. Growing a vine and making glass objects are activities that put a premium on a person's real, sincere commitment. Crafted objects from the most sophisticated glassmaking techniques show how, in the designer's skilled hands (those of Achille Castiglioni and Gaetano Pesce, among others), these can be perfectly adapted to functional requirements, while retaining symbolic significance and accommodating innovations that demonstrate just how versatile this fragile material actually is.
Exhibition Verre, design, vin (Bordeaux, cité du vin, March 14 - June 30, 2019)
132 pages / 80 illustrations
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- 21,5 x 21,5 x 1,5 cm
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