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Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection by: Alastair Duncan
Louis C. Tiffany: The Garden Museum Collection by: Alastair Duncan
 
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Louis C. Tiffany:  The Garden Museum Collection by: Alastair Duncan
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Author: Alastair Duncan
Binding: Hard Cover with slipcase
Copyright: 2004
Pages: 671
Size: 10.5 x 12.25 in.

Product Code: SO-ACC-2004-185149457X-X13

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This item retails for $195.

This is a large, oversized "Coffee Table"style book, hardcover, with dustjacket, and it's own protective shelf sleeve.

Alastair Duncan, the world-renowned authority on Louis C. Tiffany, has produced the definitive work on Americas premier artist-designer, examining every facet of Tiffanys unrivalled achievements in a lifetime consecrated, in his own words, to The Quest of Beauty.

As Tiffanys wares have continued to rise in popularity since their resurgence in the market-place in the 1950s, many collectors have focused solely on lamps, others on glassware, while others again have assembled collections encompassing several Tiffany disciplines, for example, a handful of lamps, vases, fancy goods, and a window or painting or two. Only Takeo Horiuchi, however, has set out to build a comprehensive collection that incorporates masterworks in each and every artistic discipline to which Tiffany applied himself: Paintings, Furniture, Windows, Mosaics, Art Glass, Lamps, Fancy Goods, Metalware, Enamelware, Silver, Pottery and Jewellery.

This book, based on the superlative Louis C. Tiffany Garden Museum Collection formed by Mr. Horiuchi, presents a unique overview of every aspect of Tiffanys talent. For the first time it is possible to see, gathered together under one roof, the range of Louis C. Tiffanys creativity from his famous lamps and windows to his lesser-known paintings and furniture. Every piece in the collection is reproduced in colour, often complemented by extracts from contemporary art revues and the Tiffany firms sales catalogues, advertisements and price lists, while photographs show them in their original domestic settings, or in the firms showrooms or international expositions at which they made their debuts. Tiffanys workshops are also illustrated, as well as the logbook entries of its artisans and annotated sketches of its designers.

This wealth of illustrative material is accompanied by Alastair Duncans detailed and evocative descriptions of the workshops, materials, manufacturing processes, the rich and famous who patronised Tiffany, their commissions, and the colourful personalities of the team of artist-craftsmen with whom Tiffany surrounded himself.

This book provides a beautiful and comprehensive picture of every artistic discipline to which Tiffany applied himself, a true testament to his extraordinary talent.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction Pg 8
  • Paintings Pg 24
  • Furniture Pg 76
  • Windows Pg 94
  • Mosaics Pg 172
  • Art Glass Pg 190
  • Lamps Pg 190
  • Fancy Goods & Metalware Pg 348
  • Enamels 398
  • Silver & Liturgical Works 436
  • Pottery Pg 454
  • Jewelry Pg 478
  • Workshops & Showrooms Pg 536
  • Expositions & Salons Pg. 536
  • The Residences Pg. 556
  • The End of the Tiffany Era Pg. 572
  • Art Nouveau & Japonisme Pg. 582
  • Japanese Works of Art Pg 658
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