The legendary Tiffany studio propelled stained glass windows to new heights of popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This glittering collection includes 30 full-page reproductions: gardens, forests, river valleys, and other imaginative scenes.
Discover some of Louis Comfort Tiffany's finest work with reproductions of the artist's stained glass windows. Color 31 renderings of gardens and forests, river valleys, Biblical scenes, memorial windows, more.
-- Published to coincide with a major exhibition. -- Examines in depth the historical background of each designer and firm, their styles and techniques. This introduction to the most innovative period of goth century glass-making was published to coincide with The Art of Glass - Art Nouveau to Art Deco exhibition at the Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery. The fascinating history of art glass in this Period begins in the 1880's with the precursors to Art Nouveau, follows the creations of Galle, Daum and Muller Freres. It continues with the development of opalescent, frosted and clear molded glass -- especially Lalique, Art Deco, functionalism, Orrefors and English and Scottish glass. But it is above all the glass itself, beautifully reproduced in full color, that brings to life one of the most exciting and creative periods in the history of art glass.
Here is the first comprehensive survey of modern craft in the United States. Makers follows the development of studio craft--objects in fiber, clay, glass, wood, and metal--from its roots in nineteenth-century reform movements to the rich diversity of expression at the end of the twentieth century. More than four hundred illustrations complement this chronological exploration of the American craft tradition. Keeping as their main focus the objects and the makers, Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf offer a detailed analysis of seminal works and discussions of education, institutional support, and the philosophical underpinnings of craft. In a vivid and accessible narrative, they highlight the value of physical skill, examine craft as a force for moral reform, and consider the role of craft as an aesthetic alternative. Exploring craft's relationship to fine arts and design, Koplos and Metcalf foster a critical understanding of the field and help explain craft's place in contemporary culture. Makers will be an indispensable volume for craftspeople, curators, collectors, critics, historians, students, and anyone who is interested in American craft.
This brand new book introduces both specialists and generalists alike to the remarkable world of glass manufacture and design from the Ancient World to the present day, as presented in one of the world s great collections of glass. Published on the occa
Because Louis Comfort Tiffany is best known for his masterpieces of glass, his prodigious talents in other mediums often go unappreciated. Here, the problem is corrected. Stunning illustrations and expert commentary reveal the artist's complete range for the first time. 125 illustrations, 72 in full color.