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Clara and Mr. Tiffany : a novel

Author: Susan Vreeland; Kimberly Farr
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, [2010]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Susan Vreeland chronicles the lives of acclaimed glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and Clara Wolcott Driscoll, whose glass lampshades have commonly been mistaken as Tiffany's work. Here, Vreeland reveals that although both artists may have had different reasons for creating their works, both shared a passion for art.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biographical fiction
Fiction
History
Named Person: Clara Driscoll; Louis Comfort Tiffany; Clara Driscoll; Louis Comfort Tiffany
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Vreeland; Kimberly Farr
ISBN: 9780307876706 0307876705 0307876721 9780307876720
OCLC Number: 690711885
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Duration: ca. 14:00:00.
Credits: Director, Cathy Thornburn.
Performer(s): Read by Kimberly Farr.
Description: 13 sound discs (840 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: From Publishers Weekly: Vreeland (Luncheon of the Boating Party) again excavates the life behind a famous artistic creation --
in this case the Tiffany leaded-glass lamp, the brainchild not of Louis Comfort Tiffany but his glass studio manager, Clara Driscoll. Tiffany staffs his studio with female artisans --
a decision that protects him from strikes by the all-male union --
but refuses to employ women who are married. Lucky for him, Clara's romantic misfortunes --
her husband's death, the disappearance of another suitor --
insure that she can continue to craft the jewel-toned glass windows and lamps that catch both her eye and her imagination. Behind the scenes she makes her mark as an artist and champion of her workers, while living in an eclectic Irving Place boarding house populated by actors and artists. Vreeland ably captures Gilded Age New York and its atmosphere --
robber barons, sweatshops, colorful characters, ateliers --
but her preoccupation with the larger historical story comes at the expense of Clara, whose arc, while considered and nicely told, reflects the times too closely in its standard-issue woman-behind-the-man scenario. (Jan.) (c)
Responsibility: Susan Vreeland.

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Susan Vreeland chronicles the lives of acclaimed glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and Clara Wolcott Driscoll, whose glass lampshades have commonly been mistaken as Tiffany's work. Here, Vreeland reveals that although both artists may have had different reasons for creating their works, both shared a passion for art.

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