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Chihuly - Signed "Form from Fire," First Edition, 1993

"Form from Fire," First Edition, 1993

Signed on front cover in blue acrylic paint
First Edition. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1993
12.25 x 9.5 inches, 144 pages

Accompanied by original 1994 TLS and invoice from Bryan K. Ohno of Chihuly Studio stating this copy is a gift to John E. Williams, Vice President of Northwest Airlines, Inc.

Very good condition with minor wear and handling to front cover linen

Letter of Authenticity

"Chihuly's originality lies in his refusal to believe that there are fixed rules that must be adhered to," wrote the late Henry Geldzahler, former curator of contemporary art of New York's Metropolitan Museum, in his essay for "Chihuly Form From Fire." Accompanying the artist's traveling retrospective, the 144-page book documents 10 of Chihuly's rule-breaking series from the Baskets, begun in the late 1970s, through the Pilchuck Stumps of 1992. Painter and art critic Walter Darby Bannard introduces the volume, which is more inclusive than a typical exhibition catalog, with a personal response to Chihuly and his glass. Seventy-five full-color reproductions and commentary on the individual series by the artist and noted authorities provide a visual and verbal overview of the artist's career. "Chihuly Form From Fire" offers a definitive look at "Chihuly As of 1993," as Geldzahler titled his provocative essay in which he asserts that Chihuly "does go over the top at times."


Dale Chihuly (born September 20, 1941) is an American glass artist and entrepreneur. He is best known in the field of blown glass. Over the course of five decades, Chihuly has explored new and old techniques, pushing the boundaries of contemporary art. He draws inspiration from the world around him, creating statements using color and form to capture the imagination, and catapult beyond conventional ideas of function and beauty.

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