Stephen Rolfe Powell
"Color delights us from cradle to grave, it grooves some optical pleasure zone that seems almost beyond language, and it is everywhere celebrated in the almost irrepressibly vivacious glass sculpture of Stephen Rolfe Powell."—James Yood, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, from the book
"" Ostensibly, this work surveys Kentucky glassblower Powell's career, buts its overwhelming impact is really in its demonstration of the astounding revolution in digital imagery and digital printing that has revolutionized art-book productions in the last two decades. Glass is notoriously hard to photograph; hot glass in motion, nearly impossible. Yet photographers Phillips and Harpe here offer 256 lush, truly wonderful close-ups of Powell's works, as well as images of Powel and his assistants in the glassblowing studio as the produce large, bright vessel forms reminiscent of the glass blown on the Venetian isle of Murano.""—Library Journal
""Powell was a remarkable artist and Glassmaker is an amazing sample of his work.""—"The Plus Side"
""The University Press of Kentucky has set a new standard for itself in the large and sumptuous tome devoted to the virtuoso glassblower, Stephen Powell.""—Louisville Courier-Journal
""The photography is both stunning and informative. Powell's unique approach to life, teaching, and work is very inspirational; this volume should be a welcome addition to every library.""—C. A Ventura, Choice
""The book's power lies in an expert use of photography- huge, many full-page, in your face (10"x12") photos, minute photos- stunning an emotional photos, biographical and insightful photos. A stunner of a book.""—Glass Focus
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