By David F. Grose
©1989 * Co-published with Hudson Hills Press, Inc., NY; 532 pages
printed on low-acid permanent paper, 9 x 12 inches, 430 b/w illustrations
and 130 color plates, profile drawings and other line drawings,
ISBN 1-55595-091-4 (clothbound)
This catalog publishes 713 Greek and Roman vessels and objects from the Toledo Museum of Art's collection of art in glass, one of the world's foremost. Tablewares and containers manufactured by core-forming, rod-forming, and casting techniques are emphasized, but cast glass inlays, architectural ornaments, amulets, pendants, and relief and three-dimensional sculptures are included to furnish as wide a treatment of ancient glassmaking as possible. Each essay is devoted to the glass industries of a particular epoch, with emphasis on establishing classes of related vessels or objects, all presumably the products of common manufacturing centers.
David F. Grose (1945-2004) was a professor of classics and archaeology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and former curator of ancient glass at the Toledo Museum of Art.