Glass and Drawings
- Author Franco Deboni
- Size 24 x 33,5 cm
- Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
- Pages 224
- Illustrations 255
- Year 2022
- ISBN 9788842225423
- Price € 80,00
A true milestone in the history of modern glass
In 1959, the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York organized an important exhibition of contemporary glass that included work by Dino Martens. The American journalist Russell Lynes described his work thus:
It combines the traditional gaiety of Venetian glass with a feeling that is entirely of the twentieth century, it has humor and it knows who its father (and great-grandfather) is. It has two of the characteristics that are mentioned in Vitruvius’s formula, it has ‘delight’ and it has ‘flavor’. It uses the Venetian traditions of delight and flavor with a nod to the past but with its heart in the present. It could only have been made today; it takes liberties with traditional design that would have been impossible even a generation ago. It is undogmatic and it is amused.
This is probably the best summing up of the essence of Martens’ creations, which are a true milestone in the history of modern glass, a kind of joint-venture with modern art.