The short preface written by Didier Somen, Président de la Communautée de Communes Carmaisin-Ségala, describes the history and goals of the museum. Laurent Subra, director of the Museum/Glass Art Centre, Carmaux, France and the exhibition’s commissioner wrote the essay Glassmaker, Today and Tomorrow… Following all the works, the book is organized around the themes of Sculptures, installations, videos and performances; Digital uses; Design & decorative objects, and Tableaux & Paintings. In closing this well made book has an index. With a bit too many outdated works, the “tomorrow” section is under represented, the noun installation is interpreted too often as series while product design is severely underrepresented and painted glass is almost entirely absent.
This well-made book has a perforated front cover, good photographs and efficiently short CV’s.
A catalogue that all museums and schools should have in their library, admittedly possesses a narrow insight into French glass art.
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Angela van der Burght
Edited and enhanced English: Erica H. Adams