The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany

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The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany

By Martin Eidelberg; Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen; Nancy A. McClelland

Vendome Press, Hardcover, 9780865652965, 224pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2012

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 1933) found inspiration in the gardens of Laurelton Hall, his vast country estate on Long Island's North Shore. There, Tiffany carefully drew and painted the flowering trees, vines, flowers, and fauna that were the chief ornaments of his prized glass lamps. This sumptuous volume features 70 lamps, photographed by Colin Cooke using his own specially developed techniques that reveal Tiffany's mastery of glassmaking and metal work. The authors relate the chief decorative themes in Tiffany's masterpieces to the work of other fin-de-siecle glassmakers and outline the making of Tiffany's lamps, from freehand sketch to elegant finished form.
Praise for "The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany: "
"The publication of "The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany "is a dazzling roundup of some of the beauties. The lamps--many are on view for the first time--are shown in full glory by gifted New York photographer Colin Cooke. This 'eye candy' at its very best." - "San Jose Mercury News
" The authors delve into Tiffany's inspiration, his garden on Long Island, and other works the Tiffany studio was producing; not to mention over 70 examples of some of the most amazing lamps you've ever seen. Definitely add this book to the shopping list, you won't be disappointed "Architect Design" blog

About the Author
Nancy A. McClelland is the International Head of Christie's 20th C. Decorative Arts department and is also an occasional commentator on "Antiques Road Show."
Martin Eidelberg is a professor of art history at Rutgers and a widely acknowledged expert on Tiffany glass. He is the author of or contributor to numerous books on 20th Century Decorative Art.

<div><b>Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen</b> is Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of&nbsp; American Decorative Arts, &nbsp; The Metropolitan Museum of Art. <b>Elizabeth Hutchinson </b>is Assistant Professor of American Art History, Barnard College/Columbia University. <b>Julia Meech</b> is an independent scholar and Consultant to the Department of Japanese Art, Christie&#8217;s, New York. <b>Jennifer Perry Thalheimer</b> is Collections Manager, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida. <b>Barbara Veith</b> is Research Associate, American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. <b>Richard Guy Wilson</b> is Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History, University of Virginia.</div>

is th eInternational Head of Christie's 20th Century Decorative Arts department and is also an occasional commentator on "Antiques Road Show"