The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany

Author(s): Martin Eidelberg

Art

Experts in the field of Louis Comfort Tiffanys work, Nancy A. McClelland and Lars Rachen have made a selection of exceptional lamps many of which have rarely been seen or published and nearly everyone has been newly photographed to reveal in extraordinary detail the revolutionary artistic quality of Tiffanys glass and the high craftsmanship of these masterpieces of decorative art. Noted authorities on Tiffany, Martin Eidelberg and Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, have contributed essays on the history of these objects enlarging our understanding of Tiffanys achievement. They have drawn upon a host of previously unpublished photographs, paintings, and watercolors by Tiffany and other artists in his employ, as well as on working drawings and studio photographs, and images evoking the lost gardens and interiors of Tiffanys country estate, Laurelton Hall, that so inspired him. They outline the development and manufacture of the Tiffany lamp from freehand sketch to finished form, as well as the chief decorative themes in Tiffanys glass masterpieces and their relation to the work of other fin-de-siecle glassmakers.

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Martin Eidelberg is Professor Emeritus, Art History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and has written extensively on Tiffany. Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen is Curator of Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Nancy A. McClelland and Lars Rachen are art consultants specializing in the decorative arts.Colin Cooke is a still life and food photographer in New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9780865652965
  • : Vendome Press,U.S.
  • : Vendome Press,U.S.
  • : 1.36
  • : August 2012
  • : 264mm X 218mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : October 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Martin Eidelberg
  • : Hardback
  • : 2012
  • : 749.63092
  • : 224
  • : 250 illustrations, 215 in colour