Lino Tagliapietra: Sculptor in Glass Glenn Adamson and Henry Adams

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The most comprehensive monograph available on the greatest living glassblower, Lino Tagliapietra

Lino Tagliapietra has been described as the world’s greatest glassblower, a figure born from the five-hundred-year-old culture of Venetian glass, but one who also revolutionized glass as a discipline, inventing new techniques to create his masterful works.

Even more astonishing, as Tagliapietra hit his full stride, he has become a notable figure in the unfolding story of modern sculpture – an artist whose distinctive works are coveted by collectors of contemporary abstract art and whose vision makes us think about art history in new and profound ways.

This is the most comprehensive monograph available on his work and features insightful texts by Glenn Adamson and Henry Adams, as well as hundreds of new photographs, which showcase the impressive breadth and depth of Taglipietra’s repertoire.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 330 × 241 mm (13 × 9.5 in)
  • Pages: 224 pp
  • Illustrations: 150 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781580936156

Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer, and historian working at the intersection of contemporary art, craft, and design history. He was previously director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, head of research at the V&A in London, and curator of the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee.

Henry Adams is the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale University, and the author of fourteen books and many articles.

‘This lavishly illustrated monograph provides a thorough insight into the life and work of the revered Italian glass artist.’ - Crafts

‘A new book celebrates the exquisite patterns and glowing colors of glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra.’ – Colossal