The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany

By Martin Eidelberg, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Nancy McClelland, and Lars Rachen

Photography by Colin Cooke

224 pages

21 x 26 cm, portrait

250 color, b+w illustrations

Hardcover with jacket

ISBN 978-0-86565-296-5

GBP £30

"The authors delve into Tiffany's inspiration, his garden on Long Island, and other works the Tiffany studio was producing; not to mention over 70 examples of some of the most amazing lamps you've ever seen. Definitely add this book to the shopping list, you won't be disappointed!"

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Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933) found inspiration in the gardens of Laurelton Hall, his vast country estate on Long Island’s North Shore. There, Tiffany carefully drew and painted the flowering trees, vines, flowers, and fauna that were the chief ornaments of his prized glass lamps. This sumptuous volume features 70 lamps, photographed by Colin Cooke using his own specially developed techniques that reveal Tiffany’s mastery of glassmaking and metal work. The authors relate the chief decorative themes in Tiffany’s masterpieces to the work of other fin-de-siècle glassmakers and outline the making of Tiffany’s lamps, from freehand sketch to elegant finished form.

Martin Eidelberg is Professor Emeritus, Art History, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and has written extensively on Tiffany.

Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen is Curator of Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Nancy A. McClelland and Lars Rachen are art consultants specializing in the decorative arts.

Colin Cooke is a still life and food photographer in New York City.