Thes remarkable volumes conveys the joyousness of Chihuly’s work and illuminates the creative force behind it—including snapshots from Chihuly’s personal archives.
They include a detailed chronology; listings of exhibitions, museum collections, public architectural installations and collections, selected residential commissions; and a bibliography. It also includes an insightful essay by Donald Kuspit that details Chihuly’s career and situates Chihuly’s work in the broader context of contemporary art.
Dale Chihuly is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. His works are considered unique to the field of blown glass, "moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture" The technical difficulties of working with glass forms are considerable, yet Chihuly uses it as the primary medium for installations and environmental artwork. His work is included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide. He has been the recipient of many awards, including eleven honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.