As one of the pioneers of glass art, Michael Taylor helped open the door for glass as a creative means of expression. His original vision as a glass artist offers a way of perceiving this translucent form as a highly sophisticated art genre. His integration of laminated blocks of cast glass in which varying colours are placed against one another in a network of complex interlocking variations represents a vital contribution to the world of glass art. In his vast body of work spanning thirty-five years, Taylor demonstrates he well understands the science of glass, grasping its poetry, symbolism, and allegorical strengths. In his hands, glass is transformed into light, and the energy it holds is that of inspiration. With 260 stunning colour plates, incisive introductory essays, and a detailed conversation with the artist about his process and central artistic influences, this publication chronicles the evolution of Michael Taylor's art from ceramicist to glassmaker, from Modernist to Neo-Constructivist.