New Book Showcases the Legendary Career of Venetian Glass Artist Lino Tagliapietra

Lino Tagliapietra Glass

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Artist Lino Tagliapietra was born to make glass. Born on Venice's glassblowing island Murano, Tagliapietra was just 12 years old when he began apprenticing in the workshop of famous glassmaker Archimede Seguso. Now in his late 80s, Tagliapietra is world-renowned in his own right and, through his teaching, has helped spread Venice's glassblowing techniques around the globe. A new book by Phaidon's Monacelli imprint pays homage to this master of glass' 70-year career.

Lino Tagliapietra: Sculptor in Glass is the most comprehensive monograph ever written about Tagliapietra's work. It shows how he has carried on Murano's 500-year tradition of glass-making and stretched the limits of the craft. A true sculptor, Tagliapietra's work proves that when technical skill and a creative mind merge, the possibilities are endless.

Across more than 200 pages, new images of Tagliapietra's glass sculptures shine a light on his unparalleled skill and the depth of his repertoire. Additionally, there are insightful texts by curator and former Museum of Arts and Design in New York director Glenn Adamson and art history professor Henry Adams of Case Western Reserve University which help place Tagliapietra's work in its rightful context.

The volume is an incredible tribute to Tagliapietra's genius and the man who moved from producing commercial glass to pieces of fine art that are coveted by collectors around the world.

Lino Tagliapietra: Sculptor in Glass is now available to purchase on Bookshop.

Phaidon has just published a comprehensive monograph about the work of glass artist Lino Tagliapietra.

Cover of Lino Tagliapietra: Sculpture in Glass

Born on the Venetian island of Murano, Tagliapietra has been creating glass sculptures for over 70 years.

Lino Tagliapietra Blowing Glass

He is credited with spreading knowledge of Venetian glassblowing techniques internationally.

Lino Tagliapietra Book

Lino Tagliapietra Glass

And his abstract fine art sculptures are highly coveted by collectors.

Lino Tagliapietra Glass

Lino Tagliapietra Glass

Lino Tagliapietra Glass

The book features hundreds of new photographs, as well as texts by experts in the field.

Lino Tagliapietra Monograph

Lino Tagliapietra Monograph

Lino Tagliapietra Book

Lino Tagliapietra Book

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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