The Art of Dale Chihuly
by Timothy Anglin Burgard, Chronicle Books: June 2008, 160pp. (hardcover)
Dale Chihuly is the most famous and influential artist working in glass today. For more than four decades, he has been the leading figure in this unique art form, fusing traditional craft with fine art, fabrication with the natural environment. Now, in his first major San Francisco exhibition, Chihuly displays a vast array of artworks from many of his signature series (including the Baskets, Seaforms, Persians, Venetians, and more) at both the de Young and Legion of Honor museums. A career-spanning biographical essay by curator Timothy Anglin Burgard and stunning color photography of the works will captivate Chihuly’s myriad fans both new and old.