Answered By: Rebecca Hopman
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016     Views: 67

There are a number of online resources about Venetian glass. Here are a few that may be of interest to you:

  • Venetian Techniques for Glassblowing, an online research guide. This guide was put together by Rakow Library public services staff, and includes books, articles, videos, and studio demonstrations about Venetian glassmaking (focused on techniques). You might be able to find some of the articles through library databases (more information below), and the studio demonstrations are available to watch online.
  • The Rise of Venetian Glassmaking is an introduction to the Corning Museum of Glass Venetian Glassmaking gallery, and includes information on history and techniques.
  • The Venetian glass (decorative arts) entry in Encyclopedia Britannica.

As far as articles and ebooks available online, there are a number of databases that provide helpful results, such as JSTOR, Art Full Text, Art Index Retrospective, and the International Bibliography of Art. Check with your local library to see if they subscribe to any of these databases (a college or university library may be more likely to have access to these resources).

The Rakow Library has a large number of bibliographies available on the history and techniques of Venetian glassmaking. I have included two that may be of use (there may be some overlap with the online research guide). If you are interested in borrowing any of these materials, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Your library can contact us through OCLC or they may send an Interlibrary Loan form to us by e-mail. We send copies of articles and will also loan certain books if a second copy is available in the library collection. Books are loaned for a four week period. For further information, please see our ILL page.