STAINED GLASS |
Advanced Techniques and Projects
Softcover book by Anita and Seymour Isenberg
Over 255 pages
Copyright © 1976 by Anita and Seymour Isenberg
Published by Chilton Book Company
" If you've tried your hands at stained glass craft and are ready for more in-depth technical information and some new, exciting ideas, STAINED GLASS ADVANCED TECHNIQUES AND PROJECTS is just what you're looking for. In their first two books, HOW TO WORK IN STAINED GLASS and STAINED GLASS LAMPS: CONSTRUCTION AND DESIGN, the Isenbergs detailed the basics of working in stained glass. Now, with their new book, you'll go one step further.
Here you are introduced to some new tools such as a timesaving jig which allows you to readily cut quantities of glass panel, strips, and irregular geometric shapes with little breakage, and French groziers for cutting perfect curved shapes every time. And you are given a thorough background in designing for stained glass - learn to recognize the power of geometric shapes and how they may best be used.
You'll delve deeper into many basic techniques and explore some new ones along the way. Learn to alter surfaces by fusing glass to glass and glass to ceramic, or by decorating with stenciling, etching, laminating, and multiple glazing. One complete chapter is devoted to painting on the glass and silk-screening is also covered in detail. Or try your hand at working in two or three dimensions such as in stained glass sculpture which allows you to make free-standing objects.
Once you've mastered the techniques, you'll find exciting new projects to test your skills. Try combining glass with wood to make a birdhouse or working with a plate and stained glass to make a terrarium. With each project, you'll learn a new design technique or procedure to prepare you for the challenging final project - the Glass Galleon pictured on the cover - a fully rigged sailing ship complete in every detail from hull, deck, masts, and sails to rigging, figure heads, and anchors! "
Summary of Contents includes:
List of Illustrations
Part 1: Techniques
Chapter 1: Some Handy Tools
Chapter 2: Design Techniques
Chapter 3: Surface Techniques
Chapter 4: Painting Detail and Texture
Chapter 5: Lamps: More Light on the Subject
Chapter 6: Boxes, Flipping Your Lid
Chapter 7: Combining Glass with Metal and Wood
Chapter 8: Novelty Techniques
Chapter 9: Mirror, Mirror...
Part 2: Projects
Chapter 10: The Birdhouse
Chapter 11: The Townhouse Terrarium
Chapter 12: The Sailboat
Chapter 13: The Triple Glazed Bird
Chapter 14: The Menorah
Chapter 15: The Smiling Monk
Chapter 16: Coat of Arms Window
Chapter 17: The Sunflower
Chapter 18: Glass Galleon
Part 3: Appendix
Making a Lightbox
Photographing Stained Glass
Sources of Supply
This book is in good condition with some wear to the cover including some edgewear and creases.
The side edges of the pages have a few dirt smudges, mostly visible from the side view.
No torn or ripped pages.
No other markings or writing.