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Description - A New Light on Tiffany by Margi Hofer

This publication serves as an authorative history and exhibition catalogue on the designing, production and marketing of Tiffany lamps gleaned from recently discovered correspondence written by Clara Driscoll, head of the so-called ?Women?s Glass Cutting Department? at Tiffany Studios. Although the products of Tiffany Studios?from stained glass windows and lamps to metalwork, enamels, furniture, and textiles?have been justly acclaimed for their artistic value, the process of creating these objects and the individuals involved have remained mostly obscure. This publication will present celebrated works of Tiffany Studios in an entirely new context, focusing on the women who laboured behind the scenes to create the masterpieces now inextricably linked to the Tiffany name. The authors explore the role of the ?Tiffany girls??the 27 women responsible for making Tiffany lamps, windows, mosaics, and other luxury goods?and their talented leader and designer, Clara Driscoll. At the heart of the book are over 50 Tiffany lamps, windows, ceramics, enamels and mosaics, supplemented by a wide array of related documents and archival photographs. The volume also features biographies on all the women workers ? the ?Tiffany Girls?.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781904832355
ISBN-10: 1904832350
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: D Giles Ltd
Publisher: D Giles Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Margi Hofer

Margi Hofer is Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at New-York Historical Society.Martin Eidelberg is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Rutgers University and is author of Vendome's recently published Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany (2005)Nina Gray is co-author of the recent exhibition publication Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages (2004)