Chihuly: On Fire encompasses four decades of his
breathtaking work in an extensive, illustrated chronology
with 177 illustrations, including 166 full-color plates and a comprehensive essay by art historian and acclaimed
author, Henry Adams. This publication will take you on a
visual journey through the artist's most important series: Cylinders, Baskets, Seaforms, Macchia, Soft Cylinders,Persians, Venetians, Putti, Ikebana, Jerusalem Cylinders, Rotolo and many more.
From the front Cover The highly anticipated book Chihuly: On Fire begins with a comprehensive, critical overview by the distinguished art historian Henry Adams. The biographical narrative of how the artist developed his seminal series beginning in 1975 examines Chihuly's lifelong pursuit of organic and asymmetrical forms and illuminates his ongoing artistic development, providing a deep appreciation of a lifetime challenging the limitations of hand-blown glass.
Experience a visual journey with 166 striking color photographs and detailed sections that profile each of Chihuly's iconic series: Cylinders, Baskets, Seaforms, Macchia, Soft Cylinders, Persians, Venetians, Putti, Ikebana, Jerusalem Cylinders, and his later monochromatic approach to the use of black, clear, silvered, and white glass as the base color for his work. Discover in detail Chihuly's newest series, the Rotolo; as with his other series, Chihuly continues to push the threshold of how large or complex an object made of glass can be.
An illustrated chronology and a comprehensive list of Chihuly's 200-plus museum collections worldwide help showcase one of the world's most influential artists and his dedication to exploring the medium of glass as an art form.