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I have attached a few bibliographies relating to American glass and the "studio glass" movement.
These are general bibliographies - please let me know if you are most interested in architectural glass or all types of glass including glass blowing, kilnwork, etc. and I will be happy to suggest more specific materials for your topic.
1) American glass movement of the 20th century (1900 to present)
This bibliographical timeline of contemporary glass (including studio glass) may help you understand the sequence of events and trends through the last half of the 20th century: http://www.warmus.com/Studio%20Glass%20Chronology%20by%20Wa
These books would be helpful as well:
Lynn, Martha Drexler. American studio glass 1960-1990. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2004.
Lynn, Martha Drexler. Challenging boundaries : the history and reception of American studio glass 1960 to 1990. 2000. ix, 335 leaves Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Southern California, 2000. Includes bibliographical reference (leaves 321-335).
Peter Layton's books provide the UK perspective.
There are many more wonderful primary and secondary sources on our list.
2) Development of technologies in glass in America:
Wilson's book covers the growth of the glass industry in the US. The two-volume set sounds overwhelming - it isn't. You'll find introductory text for each chapter, then pages illustrating glassware from the Toledo Museum of Art. It's a wonderful overview, up to 1930.
Wilson, Kenneth M. American Glass 1760-1930. 2 vols. New York: Hudson Hills Press; Toledo: The Toledo Museum of Art, 1994.
3) Difference between the American and British markets
These books address British glass and may help you compare markets:
Hajdamach, Charles R. British glass, 1800-1914. Woodbridge, Suffolk : Antique Collectors' Club, 1991. 466 p.
Includes index. Bibliography: p. 452-456.
Jackson, Lesley. 20th century factory glass. London : Mitchell Beazley, 2000. 256 p.
Includes English firms: Bagley, British Heat-Resisting Glass Co., Caithness, Chance, Dartington, George Davidson, Dema, Gray-Stan, Isle of Wight Glass and Mdina Glass, Monart, Vsart and Sratheran Glass, Sowerby, John Walsh Walsh, Thomas Webb, Webb Corbett, Whitefriars.
Dodsworth, Roger. British glass between the wars. Ed. by Roger Dodsworth. Dudley, Eng. : Dudley Leisure Services, 1987. 115 p.
Pub. in conjunction with an exhibition at Broadfield House Glass Museum, Kingswinford, Eng., June 13-Aug. 31, 1987.
4) This is a BRIEF list of glass artists who were and still are part of the studio glass movement during the 1960s:
- Fritz Dreisbach
- Marvin Lipofsky
- Harvey Littleton - makes glass plate prints in NC
- Dale Chihuly
- Henry Halem
- UK: Peter Layton