Год издания: 2005
Издатель: Scala Publishers
Количество страниц: 240
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The art and life of Louis Comfort Tiffany were filled with drama, color, and complexity. A hardworking perfectionist, relentless in his quest for beauty, he was also a canny entrepreneur who realized his aesthetic vision using the industrial methods of modernity. Tiffany began his career as a painter, but was soon drawn into the field of domestic design, creating lavish rooms in a neo-Oriental style. At a time when the decorative arts were in the ascendancy in both Europe and America, Tiffany was smitten with a passion for glass. His aesthetic and technical experiments made him, arguably, the greatest glassmaker the world has seen. The brilliance of his stained-glass windows and leaded-glass lamp shades, but particularly the infinite variety of his glass vessels, won him a worldwide reputation. He also established workshops to produce mosaics, metalwork, enamels, art pottery, jewelry, textiles, and furniture. On the threshold of the twentieth century, Louis Comfort Tiffany was...