Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Author: Paul E. Doros
Foreword: Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen
Publisher/Date: UK: Thames and Hudson (c. 2013)
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 228 pages, glossary, index; 10 x 12 1/4 x 1 inches. Lavishly illustrated with 225 color illustrations.
Description: Louis Comfort Tiffany considered his Favrile glass, produced between the 1890s and 1920s, his signature artistic achievement. Called Favrile glass a term presumably coined by Louis Comfort Tiffany himself from the same root as the Latin faber (craftsman, artisan) to underscore its one-of-a-kind quality every piece was blown and decorated by hand. Now highly collectible, the glass underscores one-of-a-kind quality—every piece was blown and decorated by hand.
This definitive account explores the full range of Tiffany Studios’ remarkably diverse and innovative styles and forms, captured here in sumptuous photographs. From the exquisite delicacy of the Flowerform vases to the dramatic golden flow of the Lava vases, the book highlights a variety of unique masterpieces.
With a biography of Louis Comfort Tiffany, a history of the glasshouse and its extraordinary technical innovations, and profiles of the gifted glassworkers and scientists behind the artworks, as well as never-before-published documents and archival photographs of Tiffany and his family, The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany showcases the mastery and vision behind these remarkable works.