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DetailsFor over half a century, Louis C. Tiffany oversaw the production and marketing of a multitude of decorative elements for many of America's leading congregations-- Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish. This beautifully illustrated volume includes preliminary designs, watercolor sketches, and archival photographs of these windows, interiors, and pieces of ecclesiastic furniture, many never published before. An inside look at stunningly beautiful, inspired artwork and design.
I'm not a particularly religious person, but nonetheless I often find artwork devoted to such areas to be inspired and somewhat neglected today. Walk into any older church in England or Scotland, or even on the east coast of the U.S., and you may be astonished to find stained glass windows, hand-made woodwork, murals, even crosses and chalices that are works of art.
That is what this book is about, except this is entirely from the most famous jewelry and stained-glass maker there has ever been. Tiffany was THE name, the top of the creators, like Sangorski and Sutcliffe were for top-flight bookbinding.
An abundance of background information on the Tiffany studios and many of those involved in the production of these fantastically gorgeous commissions for churches and synogogues. The writers make sure credit is given where credit is due to those behind the Tiffany name, those workmen and women responsible for the gorgeous objets d'art.
Photos are first rate and inspiring. For those who like stained glass and church architecture this book is a must; but even for the laymen, this is a rare look at the creation of works of art, from the first original drawing to the final object.
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Item Code LTAH Publisher Mobia Publish Date 2012 ISBN 9781907804021 Print Status Out of Print Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 10x11 # Pages 216pg Color Full Color
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