Dale Chihuly's obsession with color and his insatiable desire to experiment inspired his Macchia series. Chihuly alla Macchia traces the series development from the first small, oddly shaped, grotesquely colored vessels, dubbed the "uglies" by Chihuly's mother, to the recent flamboyant and exuberantly hued Macchia. Published by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Chihuly alla Macchia reproduces in full-color the 39 glass works and 15 drawings included in the 1993 exhibition of the George R. Stroemple collection. The book, designed by Werkhaus Design in Seattle, is not, however, merely an exhibition catalog. Through the extensive use of close-up details, it offers the reader a chance to experience the glasswork in an intimate manner. This book also includes the essay, "Reflections on Macchia," by Robert Hobbs, as well as an exhibition history and a chronology of Dale Chihuly.
6¼ x 6¼"
152 pages, 104 color illustrations