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Louis Comfort Tiffany

Author: Alastair Duncan; Louis Comfort Tiffany
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams in association with the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, ©1992.
Series: Library of American art (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), whose name is synonymous with brilliantly colored stained glass, with Art Nouveau and with the Gilded Age, is one of the masters of American decorative arts. His research in the chemistry of glass enabled him to produce the famed Favrile iridescent glassware. He collaborated with the jewelers at Tiffany & Company, his father's renowned store, to create precious objets d'art, and he
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Duncan, Alastair, 1942-
Louis Comfort Tiffany.
New York : H.N. Abrams in association with the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, c1992
(OCoLC)622121684
Named Person: Louis Comfort Tiffany; Louis Comfort Tiffany; Louis Comfort Tiffany; Tiffany, Louis Comfort <1848-1933>; Louis Comfort Tiffany; Louis Comfort Tiffany
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Duncan; Louis Comfort Tiffany
ISBN: 0810938626 9780810938625
OCLC Number: 25409223
Description: 157 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Contents: I. The Early Careers: Painting and Interior Design --
II. The Windows and Mosaics --
III. The Industrial Arts --
IV. The Later Years and the Pursuit of a Legacy.
Series Title: Library of American art (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.)
Responsibility: Alastair Duncan.

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Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), whose name is synonymous with brilliantly colored stained glass, with Art Nouveau and with the Gilded Age, is one of the masters of American decorative arts. His research in the chemistry of glass enabled him to produce the famed Favrile iridescent glassware. He collaborated with the jewelers at Tiffany & Company, his father's renowned store, to create precious objets d'art, and he created unique and lavish architectural projects. This.

new volume in the Abrams Library of American Art examines Tiffany's life and career, from his beginnings as a painter influenced by the Hudson River School to his spectacular and innovative designs for the homes of America's magnates and luminaries (including Mark Twain's house in Connecticut). Alastair Duncan, a leading authority on Tiffany, presents the artist in context. In an illuminating essay and in commentaries on the artworks, he explores the artist's background.

and upbringing in the world of upper-class New York society, his decision to become a painter, his fascination with the sinuous natural forms of Art Nouveau, and his relationship with the other leading artists and designers of his era. Tiffany's ecclesiastical and secular windows are examined in depth and pictured in lush color, as are many of his most elaborate and beautiful lampshades, vases, and smaller objects. Important works in private collections, rarely or never.

before pictured, are reproduced here. Tiffany's achievement was immense and far-reaching. He was the first to propose nonreligious subject matter for church windows, the first to mass-produce finely made glassware and leaded glass for the general public. In many ways Tiffany exemplified the bold, experimental creative style of America in the Gilded Age. With its fine reproduction and detailed commentary, this volume fully reveals Tiffany the artist. It is enhanced by a.

chronology, selected bibliography, and full index.

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