Texts by Adriano Berengo, Laura Mattioli Rossi, Rosa Barovier Mentasti, Francesca Giubilei, Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Fausto Petrella, Tina Oldknow, Luca Beatrice.
Over the centuries, glass has been relegated to a limited number of uses and contexts. It has taken great effort and imagination to free this material from the clichés imprisoning it. This book offers an in-depth view on those artists who have dared to push glass beyond its conventional uses, the results of which have been astonishing, exceptionally original and innovative. These artists are: Josef Albers, Arman, Jean Arp, Barbara Bloom, Louise Bourgeois, Sergio Bovenga, Daniel Buren, Lawrence Carroll, Csar, Soyeon Cho, Tony Cragg, Marie Louise Ekman, Jan Fabre, Lucio Fontana, Francesco Gennari, Dan Graham, Richard Hamilton, Mona Hatoum, Hye Rim Lee, Charlotte Hodes, Mimmo Jodice, Marya Kazoun, Joseph Kosuth, Jannis Kounellis, Raimund Kummer, Federica Marangoni, Orlan, Jean Michel Othoniel, Luca Pancrazzi, Anne Peabody, Giuseppe Penone, Anton Pevsner, Bettina Pousttchi, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Rene Rietmeyer, Silvano Rubino, Sandro Sergi, Kiki Smith, Jana Sterbak, Lino Tagliapietra, Koen Vanmechelen, Fred Wilson, Kimiko Yoshida and Chen Zhen.