Louis Comfort Tiffany considered his Favrile glass, produced between the 1890s and 1920s, his signature artistic achievement. 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.
About the author: Paul Doros was the first Curator of Glass for the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia and was responsible for producing the catalog of the Museum’s world-famous Tiffany collection. He later served for ten years as an expert in Christie’s Twentieth Century Decorative Arts Department, where he appraised, researched, cataloged and displayed all Tiffany objects. He has written essays for The Magazine Antiques and the Chrysler Museum, spoken at museums and antique shows around the country and is a consultant to Sotheby's and Christie's.
Publisher: Vendome Press, NY, distributed by Harry Abrams, NY. 2013. 228 pages.