LA BIBLIOTHèQUE DES ARTS
Contemporary Glass Art
Foreword Chantal Prod'Hom. Text by Bettina Tschumi, Rosmarie Lippuner, Gabrielle Guth, Susanne K. Frantz, Jean Luc Olivié, Catherine Vandour, Helmut Ricke, Catherine Montouchet-Zoritchak.
At more than 400 pages, this catalogue of the amazing contemporary glass collection of the MUDAC, or Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland, features work by 310 artists from the 1960s until today. There are figures, vases, abstract sculptural works and everything in between, with objects as small as just a few inches high or as tall as a gallery ceiling. Materials range far beyond glass to include stainless steel, gold, slate, enamel and rust, among many others. And the list of artists is surprising. Of course there are contemporary masters like Dale Chihuly, Gaetano Pesce, Paul Seide, Frantisek Vizner and Toots Zynsky, but there are also contributions from the likes of Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso and John Cage, with surprise entries from top contemporary artists like Mathieu Mercier, Tobias Rehberger and Rirkrit Tiravanija.