Glass a short history david whitehouse on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers illustrated with 120 superb pieces glass a short history brings to life a centuries old craft that has served many purposes. Illustrated with 120 superb pieces glass a short history brings to life a centuries old craft that has served many purposes styles and cultures until the first century bc glass was made only in western asia egypt and the mediterranean regions its manufacture then spread to china and other areas the peoples of the roman empire included the most versatile glassmakeillustrated with 120 . The magnifying glass is one of the oldest devices used to improve sight historians seem to agree that the romans were the first to discover glass in the first century ad the egyptians had discovered an almost clear crystal called obsidian that was used to view small objects. A short history of glass chloe zerwick on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers beautifully illustrated in color 112p bibliography measures 8x1075 inches topics include pre roman times. Glass a short history glass a short history 999 in stock delivery returns skip to the end of the images gallery skip to the beginning of the images gallery about details the fragile beauty of glass has ensured its popularity through the ages in forms ranging from simple beakers to ornate decorative masterpieces
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