"THE DECANTER, ANCIENT TO MODERN" (2018) :
This encyclopedic new edition of The Decanter bolsters
the book's reputation as the definitive work on the subject.
In presenting the subject across a broad timescale -
spanning ancient Mesopotamia to the modern day -
The Decanter explores the history of glassmaking from a decanter perspective.
The engaging, accessible text explores the stylistic & technical evolution
of fine glassmaking
alongside its influences & social uses.
Drawing from documentary sources & the input of experts in Britain, Europe & the US,
The Decanter is the most approachable history of fine glassmaking ever published.
The book comprises full-colour 544 pages, 165,000 words
& 2,650 images that illustrate over 3,500 examples.
The images have been drawn from a stock of 10,000s, from institutions & private collections.
Copies £60 + shipping [to US = £25],
Andy McConnell is probably the world's most widely-published journalist
specialising in ancient, antique, vintage & modern glassware.
He has published three books on the subject :
The Decanter, An Illustrated History of Glass, 2004.
20th Century Glass, 2006.
The Decanter, Ancient to Modern, 2018
Mr. McConnell writes for newspapers & journals
& has been the BBC Antiques Roadshow's glass specialist since 2005.
He lectures on the subject &
runs Britain's largest glass gallery/shop in his ancient hometown of Rye,
on the south coast.