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Author: Keith Cummings

In this exciting and comprehensive book, Keith Cummings presents an appreciation of glass - its nature and the skills, techniques and machines that have been developed to exploit its unique qualities. Histories of glass usually revolve around glass artefacts and the sites where they were found. In this book, the author presents a technical history of this fascinating medium sketching how it has been developed from a rare and precious commodity to one that is in every day use to one which is once again being prized as a special and unique art form. Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs and drawings, A History of Glassforming Techniques is a unique and important book for historians, connoisseurs and students of glass.