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A New Light on TiffanyClara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls

Published by GILES in association with the New-York Historical Society

Add to Cart US$49.95

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 200 pages, 279 x 216 mm (8 ½ x 11 in.), portrait

Illustrations — 76 colour and 30 b & w illustrations

Format — Hardback

Price — 1-904832-35-0

ISBN — 978-1-904832-35-5

Book Details (pdf) — A_New_Light_On_Tiffany_ai.pdf

Press Release — Publication Shines a New Light on Tiffany

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Sales Points

"Provide[s] a new understanding of the techniques and procedures used to produce the extraordinary objects that made Tiffany such an exalted name in American Design" Jeffrey Kastner, The New York Times "The catalogue provides a fascinating account of Driscoll's personal and professional life" Isabel Taube, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide Exhibition moves to the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL, January 31, 2012 through April 22, 2012

About the Book

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) is celebrated today as one of the most influential creative designers of the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls presents the celebrated works of Tiffany Studios in an entirely new context, focusing on the "Tiffany Girls", the 27 women who laboured behind the scenes to create the masterpieces now inextricably linked to the Tiffany name. Recently discovered correspondence written by Ohio-born Clara Driscoll, head of the so-called "Women's Glass Cutting Department" at Tiffany Studios, reveals in convincing and vivid detail how it was in fact Driscoll who generated designs for such masterpieces as the famous Wisteria, Dragonfly and Peony goods. 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. A reprint in 2009 accompanied the exhibition at Singer Laren, The Netherlands, December 18th, 2008 to August 30th, 2009 and Museum Villa Stuck, Munich in September 2009.

About the Author(s)

Margaret K. Hofer is curator of Decorative Arts at the New-York Historical Society; Martin Eidelberg is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Rutgers University and is author of The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany (2005); Nina Gray is co-author of the exhibition publication Louis Comfort Tiffany: Artist for the Ages (2004)