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Dale Chihuly

Chihuly Over Venice, Nuutajarvi, Finland Signed - 1995/1996


CHIHULY OVER VENICE: Nuutajarvi, Finland Part I, June 1995. Scarce Fine Copy of the First Hardcover Edition. Signed by Chihuly on the front board in green paint with his customary splatters. Also included is the follow-on narrative journal, Chihuly Over Venice.

An artist’s portfolio, Chihuly Over Venice, Nuutajarvi, Finland is a beautiful display of photos and drawings from Dale Chihuly’s experience in Finland in June 1995. Chihuly decided to create his fantastic Chandeliers in the world’s great glass centers, and he began in the tiny village of Nuutajarvi, north of Helsinki. Working with the artisans of the Hackman factory, well known for its production of modernist designs, Chihuly and his American glassblowers created the first of fourteen Chandeliers that were to be installed in Venice the following year. This oversize, loose-leaf portfolio documents that exuberant session. Photographs record the installations that temporarily transformed the Finnish landscape. Also included are reproductions of the drawings that inspired the glass works.

This title has been out-of-print for quite a while although it went into multiple subsequent printings and is now highly collectible. This is a copy of the true First Edition: The cover does not have printed text except for the title. Subsequent printings are indicated as such on the copyright page and have lengthy printed text on the coverthus this is a particularly scarce copy. Additional images available upon request.

Chihuly Over Venice: Nuutajarvi, Finland Part I, June 1995
Hardcover, ISBN 0960838260
Publisher: Portland Press, Seattle, WA, 1995
First Edition, First Printing. Elephant Folio. 3/4 leather over boards. Portfolio with 28 leaves printed on recto only laid in, black ribbon ties. 26 are full-color illustrations with captions in Chihuly’s hand in facsimile. Portfolio and illustrations Fine. Signed by Chihuly on the front board in green paint with customary splatters on the cover.

CHIHULY OVER VENICE: A journal of the Chihuly Over Venice experience in Venice, Italy. Chihuly and his team of American glassblowers traveled to Finland, Ireland, Mexico and finally to Venice where 14 monumental chandeliers graced the campos and canals for a remarkable period in September 1996.

Chihuly Over Venice
Hardcover, ISBN 1576840050
Publisher: Portland Press, 1996.
First Edition, First Printing. Full color photographs of Chihuly’s artwork in Venice. As New copy with original publisher’s simulated black leather backed boards. Published without a dust jacket. Quarto. 9″x12 1/4″. 1 vol. (unpaginated), col. illus., maps. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Includes the essays: Chihuly in Venice, by William Warmus; and The spectacle of beauty, by Dana Self.