Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Gear Up for Football STEM Toys & Games

The Glass Flowers at Harvard

9 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0963440501
ISBN-10: 0963440500
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
More Buying Choices
13 New from $15.96 21 Used from $4.52 2 Collectible from $95.00
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Textbooks

Editorial Reviews

Book by Richard Evans Schultes, William A. Davis

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Glassflowers (September 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963440500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963440501
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #687,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
89%
4 star
11%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
This contains the history behind the famous glass flower collections at the Peabody Museum. It is packed full of beautiful photographs and you will be amazed how realistic (and unlike glass) these creations are! Simply excellent.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David B Richman on July 4, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have visited the glass flower exhibit at Harvard twice and these exquisite reproductions never cease to amaze. They are as well-produced as is possible for human hands and most cannot at first be told from the real thing. In fact I had to convince myself that they were really glass!

The book "The Glass Flowers at Harvard" by Richard Schultes and William Davis and produced by the Botanical Museum of Harvard University gives the reader some idea of these remarkable models. The photography of Hillel Burger was certainly difficult as each model had to be removed and photographed in a special way to avoid breakage and to produce the best likeness. In this the photographer succeeded remarkably well.

The models themselves were produced not by an unknown and unreproducible method, but by an extremely tedious and exacting methodology that few people would take the time to duplicate. The Blascha's glass techniques, developed in Dresden, Germany, could only be done by people of enormous patience and talent. The models are a treasure and one of the most worthwhile collections to see in Boston. I recommend the book highly, but better still see the glass flowers in person!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Ebert on May 1, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book contains stunning photos of the Blaschka's glass art, as well as information on the plants -- and is not out of print. I've seen it for sale for visitors to the Harvard Museum of Natural History in on the University campus in Cambridge, MA, where the over 3,000 amazing Blaschka glass models of plants, flowers and fruits are on permanent display. Definitely worth a visit, if you're ever near Boston.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By lrodgers on January 30, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book is as described, like new except for slight page discoloration due to age. Really appreciated the back story of the glass flowers and how the collection came to be. The photos are lovely, but the flowers are so realistic that you can't tell they're glass! Very satisfied.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Wonderful and amazing glass flowers done by a father and son. They are at Harvard University and this is the only book to date published on them.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?