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The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany

by Paul E. Doros. Forward by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen. Photography by David Schlegel.
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This superbly produced volume, written by Paul Doros, former curator of glass at the Chrysler Museum of Art, and illustrated with specially commissioned photography by David Schlegel, is the definitive account of Louis Comfort Tiffany's highly collectible art glass, which he considered his signature artistic achievement, produced between the 1890's and the 1920s.

Called Favrile glass -- a term presumably coined by Tiffany himself from the same root as the Latin faber (craftsman, artisan) to underscore its one-of-a-kind quality -- every piece was blown and decorated by hand. The bok presents the full range of remarkably diverse and inventive styles and shapes that Tiffany's glasshouse produced, from the exquisite delicacy of the flowerforms to the dramatically dripping golden flow of the "Lava" vases, from the dazzling iridescence of the "Cypriote" vases to the glazed-pottery-like opaqueness of the "Brown" pieces, and much more. The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany is an essential addition to the libraries of all lovers of Tiffany, art glass, American Art Nouveau, and the decorative arts.

• Foreword by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, curator of the American decorative arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

• Complete with a biography of Louis Comfort Tiffany, a history of the glassworks and its extraordinary technical innovations, and profiles of the gifted glassworkers and scientists who created these unique masterpieces.

• Includes never-before-published documents and archival photographs of Tiffany and his family.

• Hard cover; 227 pages with color photographs throughout.

• Dimensions: 10.2" x 1" x 12.5".

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