Fire - Dale Chihuly showcases the handblown glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly in over one hundred full-color photographs taken from across the world. Following his nearly four-decade career, the photographs, selected by Chihuly himself, show the best of each series, offer a comprehensive visual overview of his work.
Fire features Chihuly series such as Fiori, Reeds, and Towers, which did not appear in Chihuly: Form From Fire. Selected quotes from critics, friends, and Chihuly introduce sections dedicated to Ice & Neon, Cylinders, Baskets, Seaforms, Macchia, Persians, Venetians, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Chandeliers, Reeds, Towers, Jerusalem Cylinders, Fiori, and Installations.
An essay by independent curator Margery Aronson follows Chihuly's career in narrative format and highlights how his efforts have stimulated glassblowing culture around the world and specifically in the Pacific Northwest through programs such as the Pilchuck Glass School, Hilltop Artists-in-Residence, and Seniors Making Art, which have inspired similar programs elsewhere.
A chronology concludes this presentation of the art of Dale Chihuly. Forty-eight additional photographs illustrate Chihuly's life, family, and friends, and the book closes with a complete list of museums where his work can be found.
Margery Aronson, an independent curator and a member of the International Association for Professional Art Advisors, has lived in Seattle since 1976. She has written extensively about the studio glass movement and artists of the Northwest for a variety of publications. Currently, she is curator for The Pilchuck Glass Collection at City Centre, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers collection of Northwest art, and the contemporary glass exhibition at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
9 x 12"
176 pages, 101 color illustrations