The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany

By Martin Eidelberg; Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen; Nancy A. McClelland
(Vendome Press, Hardcover, 9780865652965, 224pp.)

Publication Date: October 2012

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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-siècle glassmakers and outline the making of Tiffany’s lamps, from freehand sketch to elegant finished form.




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"
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