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A Thousand Glass Flowers: Marietta Barovier and the Invention of the Rosetta Bead

By: Evan Turk

Marietta and her family lived on the island of Murano, near Venice, as all glassmakers did in the early Renaissance. Her father, Angelo Barovier, was a true maestro, a master of glass. Marietta longed to create gorgeous glass too, but glass was men’s work.

One day her father showed her how to shape the scalding-hot material into a work of art, and Marietta was mesmerized. Her skills grew and grew.

Marietta worked until she created her own unique glass bead: the rosetta. Small but precious, the beautiful beads grew popular around the world and became as valuable as gold. The young girl who was once told she could not create art was now the woman who would leave her mark on glasswork for centuries to come.

Author’s note. Note about the art, with photographs. Full-color illustrations rendered in watercolor, colored pencil, oil pastel, and gouache.

 

ISBN: 9781534410343

JLG Release: Oct 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics:

Marietta Barovier (fifteenth century) , Women glassworkers , Glass blowing and working , Millefiori glass , Venice, Italy , Murano, Italy , Fifteenth-century history of Italy , Art and artists , Art history

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Book Details

ISBN

9781534410343

First Release

October 2020

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

B

Trim Size

11" x 11"

Page Count

48

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Atheneum

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Marietta Barovier (fifteenth century), Women glassworkers, Glass blowing and working, Millefiori glass, Venice, Italy, Murano, Italy, Fifteenth-century history of Italy, Art and artists, Art history,

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