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MORETTI GLASS BOOK ENTITLED, THE GLASSMEN OF MURANO “BORN OF FIRE” BY AUTHOR, YVONNE M. MORETTI
Hardcover Product Details
- Title: The Glassmen of Murano “Born of Fire” Author: Yvonne M. Moretti
- Publisher: Glassmen Publishing, 1st Edition; Copyright © 2011
- Hardcover: 152 pages
- ISBN-13: 978-0-578-08230-1 (Hardcover); Languages: English
- Product Dimensions: 8.5”W x 11”H x .5”D
- Full Color Pictures: Over 220
THE GLASSMEN OF MURANO 'BORN OF FIRE" by Author Yvonne M. Moretti
Product Description THIS BEAUTIFUL WRITING is a riveting – never before told – in depth thought-provoking perception by the Writer touching upon the evolution of glass from its most prehistoric of form -- naturally occurring “volcanic glass”; humanity discovering its utilitarian use over the ages; and how two Muranese brothers -- noted Italian/American Glass Maestros and Artisans --Alessandro and Roberto Moretti -- played an important role in the art form’s contemporary 20th Century glass movement abroad. This vividly illustrated and informative writing is embodied in a captivating full-size “Coffee Table Book” design. The beautiful cover will grace your home or office and the contents are embellished with over 220 spectacular eye-catching images and graphics encompassing the topics of nature, history, Museum/Gallery Collections, and the famed Moretti Glassworks. The Writer’s memoirs embrace a touching, yet poignant, account of the Moretti brothers’ early harrowing lives in the glass industry during pre- and post- World War II Europe. The narrative goes on to document the Moretti Brothers’ eventual exodus from their humble Muranese Italian homeland to other continents abroad --carrying with them the only thing they knew best – their art of glassmaking. The narrative invites the reader to travel along with the author through history to share the past with the present. The Morettis became major contributors in the mid-1950’s modern Italian/American glass movement, while still retaining their culture. Many of the crystalline and vibrant colored art forms depicted in this writing are displayed in the private collections of various Glass Galleries and Museums in the United States and abroad. Their unique executions; along with their courageous documented struggle pre- and post-war; and personal history from childhood to adulthood -- with detailed captions -- will most definitely keep the reader captivated from “beginning” to “end”.
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