Pioneers of Contemporary Glass Highlights from the Barbara and Dennis DuBois Collection Cindi Strauss, Rebecca Elliot, Susie J. Silbert

Publication date:
24 Apr 2009
Museum Fine Arts Houston
96 pages: 279 x 216mm
38 color illus.


From small objects to large-scale sculptures, glass is an art form of captivating beauty, fragility, and diversity. This book features outstanding contemporary works in glass from the Barbara and Dennis DuBois Collection in Dallas, Texas.


The catalogue examines the pioneering contributions of such international master artists as Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova, Harvey Littleton, William Morris, Tom Patti, Marc Peiser, Lino Tagliapietra, Oiva Toikka, Frantisek Vizner, and Toots Zynsky. In addition to color reproductions of their works, the book includes an introductory essay by Cindi Strauss and individual entries by Strauss, Rebecca Elliot, and Susie Silbert that place the highlighted 25 works in context, explaining the importance of each artist’s contribution to the field as well as the object’s aesthetic and technical innovations. The book also includes an interview between Strauss and the collectors Barbara and Dennis DuBois.

Cindi Strauss is the curator of and Rebecca Elliot is curatorial assistant for modern and contemporary decorative arts and design at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Susie Silbert is the 2008 Windgate Museum Fellow at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.