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Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co.

Author: John Loring
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harry N. Abrams, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Celebrated for his stained-glass interpretations of birds, insects, fruits, and flowers, Louis Comfort Tiffany was the foremost American designer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and a leader of the Art Nouveau movement. But while the windows, lamps, and iridescent glass vases he created at Tiffany Studios are world famous, his remarkable contribution as a designer to the illustrious firm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
History
Named Person: Louis Comfort Tiffany; Louis Comfort Tiffany; Louis Comfort Tiffany
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Loring
ISBN: 0810932881 9780810932883
OCLC Number: 49530011
Description: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Jewels : "little missionaries of art" --
Enamels : the meeting of glass and gems --
Tiffany glass : turning sand to gold --
Precious objects : jewels for the home --
The tiffany desk and table : affordable symbols of status and taste --
Favrile pottery : a brief flirtation with arts and crafts --
Mounted glass : Favrile jewels in Tiffany settings.
Responsibility: John Loring.

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"Celebrated for his stained-glass interpretations of birds, insects, fruits, and flowers, Louis Comfort Tiffany was the foremost American designer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and a leader of the Art Nouveau movement. But while the windows, lamps, and iridescent glass vases he created at Tiffany Studios are world famous, his remarkable contribution as a designer to the illustrious firm founded in 1837 by his father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, has been obscured. Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co. chronicles the younger Tiffany's enduring imprint on the internationally renowned jeweler and purveyor of luxury goods." "Through a lively, informative text and more than 350 glorious photographs, author John Loring - who has written eleven previous books on aspects of Tiffany & Co.'s rich legacy - showcases the panoramic range of Louis Comfort Tiffany's art, which included jewelry, enamels, ceramics, mosaics, accessories for the home and office, clocks, and other sumptuous decorative objects that were created during his influential tenure as design director at Tiffany & Co. from 1902 to 1913"--Jacket.

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