Item description for A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls by Martin Eidelberg, Nina Gray & Margaret K. Hofer...
This new volume illustrates over 50 Tiffany lamps, windows, mosaics, ceramics, and enamels, supplemented by archival photographs and documents. The opening chapter focuses on the objects designed by Clara Driscoll - from the early and experimental. Deep Sea lamp to the popular Wisteria model - and illuminates steps in the design and manufacturing process previously unknown to scholars. The second chapter examines Clara's role as manager of the Women's Class Cutting Department, discusses the role of women within the larger context of the firm, and describes the tension between the men's and women's departments. The final chapter explores Clara's experience as a single working woman in New York City during the 1890s and early 1900s. The volume also features brief biographies of the 63 women designers, selectors, and glass cutters associated with Tiffany Studios.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9" Height: 11.5" Weight: 2.65 lbs.
Release Date Jul 25, 2007
Publisher D. Giles Ltd.
ISBN 1904832350 ISBN13 9781904832355
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More About Martin Eidelberg, Nina Gray & Margaret K. Hofer
Nancy A. McClelland is the International Head of Christie's 20th C. Decorative Arts department and is also an occasional commentator on "Antiques Road Show." Martin Eidelberg is a professor of art history at Rutgers and a widely acknowledged expert on Tiffany glass. He is the author of or contributor to numerous books on 20th Century Decorative Art.
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the central role of women artists and others in Tiffany creations Sep 5, 2007
Looking into how the highly-valued Tiffany lamps and other fine objects came to be, the three authors disclose the critical, unique part Clara Driscoll had in this. Driscoll served as a major creative force for many Tiffany lamps by her own artistic sense and as director of a staff of other talented women. Recently found correspondence of Driscoll's--an Ohio native who lived from 1861 to 1944--verifies that she was mostly responsible for the classic Tiffany designs of the Wisteria, Dragonfly, and Peony.
The authors do not aim to devalue Louis Comfort Tiffany's (1848-1933) role and reputation in giving Driscoll her due. They seek mainly to lay out a broader, more informed understanding of the creation of the timeless Tiffany works. Parts of the book go beyond Driscoll's place in the company to see her as representative of sprightly, adventuresome, and bright young American woman coming into the American workforce and into large cities in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Besides Driscoll, there were a number of other similarly-talented and -natured women who contributed to the inimitable design and outstanding status of the Tiffany lamps and other objects. Collectively known as the "Tiffany Girls," many are pictured in available period photographs; and all known are given biographical notes.