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A Short Biography of Louis Comfort Tiffany

A Short Biography of Louis Comfort Tiffany

Applewood Books

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Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was born into luxury and made that advantage a tool to become a leader in the Aesthetic and Art Nouveau movements. His father started the iconic Tiffany store beginning with exotic gifts and becoming the style-setting jeweler. Louis veered his talent into the allure of stained glass instead of diamonds. Though his portfolio contains painting, architecture, furniture and tabletop design, what he is most remembered for are windows, lamps and vases. Tiffany's inspiration came from nature—flowers, insects, birds, and the gentle breeze that propels the movement of it all.

    • Written by Julia Tiffany Hartman
    • Product Type: Biography, Hardcover
    • 32 pages
    • Published in 2017
    • Shipping Dimensions: 6.8 × 4.3 × 0.25 inches  (17.3 × 10.9 × 0.6 cm)
    • Shipping Weight: 0.25 lb (4.0 oz; 113 g)
    • SKU010003296 | 9781944038199

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    Louis Comfort Tiffany

    About the Artist

    Louis Comfort Tiffany

    Louis Comfort Tiffany was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts. Throughout his career he forged a unique style that combined excellent craftsmanship with a love of nature forms and brilliant color. Though he worked with a multitude of mediums, he is best known for his work in stained glass. This beautiful design pairs Tiffany’s most famous medium with his favorite motif: the peacock. Peacock feathers featured countless times in both his personal life and his professional career. Renowned for their beauty, peacocks have both religious and secular appeal, making them the ideal design motif for Tiffany’s ecclesiastical commissions.

    Louis Comfort Tiffany in the Chrysler Museum

    About the Publisher

    Applewood Books

    Founded in Carlisle, Massachusetts in 1976 by Phil Zuckerman, Applewood Books specializes in publishing "books for the Cultural Traveler," high-quality, American-manufactured books that help tell the stories of America—its places, its people, and its history.

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