Friday, November 15, 2013

The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany by Paul Doros


This equisite book, The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany is one of the most mesmerizing books I have ever read. Including 225 Color Illustrations many that have NEVER been published, the sumptuous photography of this art glass will take your breath away.

This Art Glass was produced between the 1890's and 1920's. Louis Comfort  Tiffany coined the phrase "Favrile Glass" and considered this hand blown glass to be "his Signature Artistic Achievement".

These glass works in their jewel tone palettes shimmer inside and out with the finest of detailing !

This superb book shows us a most unique range of art glass, from delicate flower forms to "Lava"  Glass with purposeful drips enhancing the forms.

There are numerous examples of stunning "Cypriot" vases. At times Tiffany had his glassworkers and scientists spend so many hours refining new techniques, that the art glass had to be priced in the "Collector Range" even back in that era. 

This did not keep buyers away however. The desire of this one of a kind gorgeous glass works has kept it in numerous private and museum collections throughout the world; bringing prices unheard of at auction.  

This book also gives us the story of the iconic Tiffany as a young man, his years as an artist, and interior designer, and the creation of Tiffany Glass Company starting with the expansion of leaded glass windows  so much desired. 

The Art Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany by Paul Doros courtesy of  The Vendome Press
Photography by David Schlegel
Images Courtesy of The Vendome Press

This book is a must have for anyone in with an interest in The Arts. 

Please leave a comment for the author and photographer of this fine book.

The Arts by Karena


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh there's nothing like a Tiffany piece, whether it's a diamond solitaire, a silver wedding gift, a piece of glassware. I LOVE TIFFANY!

Hello there dearest Karena! May your holiday celebrations be GORGEOUS! LOVE TO YOU! Anita

My Notting Hill said...

This is interesting to me. I've never been a fan of Tiffany lamps but love these pieces -especially the more squat ones!

Stacy Curran said...

You always have the best book recommendations!

Lisa @ The Lisa Porter Collection said...

JUST when I thought I had seen the best of Tiffany, you come up with more! These pieces are stunning and the book would be a wonderful read for both the admirer and collector. Thank you so much for sharing.
xo Lisa

Kristen said...

So beautiful! I would think art glass could be difficult to photograph - to capture the true beauty. But judging from these photos, it looks like the photographer is spot-on!

Things That Inspire said...

I remember (as a child) being mesmerized by Tiffany glass at museums in NY. I had no idea the depth and breadth of his work. This looks like a wonderful book!

- Holly

*Chic Provence* said...

HI Karena! I love this Tiffany art glass from the Art Nouveau era... my grandmother left me a little silver hot chocolate set from the exact time.... so I would LOVE to win this book! It looks like a stunning work and would be proud to own...

Hope you are well my dear and thank you for visiting moi!



Ann said...

The book looks really interesting
and those glass works are exquisite.

DolceDreams said...

These are absolutely exquisite Karena! Thank you for sharing these beautiful books (art books are my weakness!).
Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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