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Author Jazzar, Bernard N., author.

Title Little dreams in glass and metal : enameling in America, 1920 to the present / Bernard N. Jazzar and Harold B. Nelson.

Publication Info. Los Angeles, California : The Enamel Arts Foundation, [2015]
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Distributed by The University of North Carolina Press


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    738.4 JAZ    Available
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Description 274 pages (some folded) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.
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Note "From the collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, California"--Title page.
Catalog accompanying exhibition of Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America 1920 to the Present, organized by the Enamel Arts Foundation, held at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, August 2-November 29, 2015; Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California, January 24-May 8, 2016; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, June 19-September 11, 2016; and Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, October 7, 2016-January 1, 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 273-274).
Contents Little dreams in glass and metal: enameling in America, 1920 to the present -- Biographies of the artists and works in the exhibition.
Summary "With one hundred and twenty-two works, ranging in date from 1920 to the present, made by more than ninety artists, Little Dreams reflects the diversity of modern and contemporary enameling in the United States. It also represents the wide variety of forms of formats artists have chosen to explore using this highly versatile medium. More than half the artists included in Little Dreams are women; at least twenty-eight studied or taught in Cleveland; fourteen were born abroad and came to this country in the 1930s to escape Nazi persecution and the impending war in Europe; many studied under the GI Bill after serving in the armed forces during World War II. While sixteen were based in California, others lived in disparate regions of the country from New England to the Pacific Northwest; many were accomplished in other media but chose enameling as their preferred vehicle; eight couples worked collaboratively; and many used enamel as but one tool in their multi-media compositions. The artists' themes are similarly diverse, ranging from traditional still lifes, genre scenes, and religious subjects to abstractions and powerfully evocative explorations of nature, culture, and memory. This impressive array of makers and their equally wide-ranging subjects reflect the dynamic state of enameling in this country in the last half of the twentieth century and the first decades of the twenty-first"-- Foreword.
Subject Enamel and enameling -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Enamel and enameling -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Artists -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Nelson, Harold B., 1947- author.
Enamel Arts Foundation, current owner, host institution.
Fuller Craft Museum, host institution.
Craft & Folk Art Museum (2004-), host institution.
Crocker Art Museum, host institution.
Arkansas Arts Center, host institution.
ISBN 9781469626369 (hardcover)
1469626365 (hardcover)

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