The Decanter (hardcover book) by Andy McConnell

The Decanter - Ancient to Modern by Andy McConnell
The Decanter – Ancient to Modern by Andy McConnell

The Decanter

by Andy McConnell

This completely revised edition of this work contains new chapters on The First Glass, Art Deco, Modernism, Post Modernism, cocktail mixers and shakers, and 2,000 new photographs. It is the result of 20 years of research.

This is the definitive work on the subject and a must-have reference guide.

This exciting new edition is the second edition of the in-depth study of the leading vessel in the European glassmakers repertoire between 1650 and 1950, resulting from twenty years of research and writing.

The Decanter presents the reader with a history of European and American glassmaking from a decanter’s viewpoint by presenting the subject on a large scale. The text covers the stylistic and technical evolution of fine glassmaking and its influences and social uses. It is illustrated by photos, patterns, and sketches of thousands of examples drawn from various public and private collections.

The Decanter is the most detailed and contemporary history of fine glassmaking ever published, drawing on thousands of documentary sources and the expertise and experience of scores of experts from Britain, Europe, and the United States. For the first time, it includes a glossary of all common shapes’ names, dispelling the many misconceptions about the topic.

The Decanter is a readable and affordable guide for social historians and lovers of antique glass and wine, written by a former journalist and glass dealer with forty years of experience.

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