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A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls epub

by Martin Eidelberg,Nina Gray,Margaret K. Hofer


A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls epub

ISBN: 1904832350

ISBN13: 978-1904832355

Author: Martin Eidelberg,Nina Gray,Margaret K. Hofer

Category: Home and Hobbies

Subcategory: Antiques & Collectibles

Language: English

Publisher: GILES; 1st Edition edition (March 22, 2007)

Pages: 200 pages

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Margaret K. Hofer is Curator of Decorative Arts at the New-York Historical Society where she has worked with the . I bought this book and really enjoyed the history it provided. I have a new appreciation of Louis Tiffany and the people who made this art possible.

Margaret K. Hofer is Curator of Decorative Arts at the New-York Historical Society where she has worked with the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany lamps since 1993. 6 people found this helpful.

Clara Driscoll left Tiffany Studios around 1909 because of her impending marriage-company policy dictated that .

Clara Driscoll left Tiffany Studios around 1909 because of her impending marriage-company policy dictated that married women could not work there. She subsequently built a modest career painting silk scarves, but never again achieved the creative and managerial accomplishments of her years with Tiffany. By the time of her death in 1944, her remarkable achievements at Tiffany Studios were long forgotten. Driscoll’s work was the subject of a book, A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls, and exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. For information visit ww. yhistory.

Clara Driscoll in a workroom with Joseph Briggs, another Tiffany employee . Clara Driscoll, in white blouse standing far left, with the Tiffany Girls on the roof of Tiffany Studios, from about 1904.

Clara Driscoll in a workroom with Joseph Briggs, another Tiffany employee, in 1901. She worked for Tiffany for more than 20 years. As the gumshoe curators of A New Light on Tiffany, an exhibition that opened Friday at the New-York Historical Society, discovered, Clara Driscoll was more than the supervisor of a team of talented craftswomen. She was also a hidden creative force behind a legendary object in the history of American decorative arts: the Tiffany lamp.

A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls. Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall-an Artist’s Country Estate. Essays by Elizabeth Hutchinson, Julia Meech, Jennifer Perry Thalheimer, Barbara Veith, and Richard Guy Wilson. Exhibition catalog, A New Light on Tiffany, NewYork Historical Society, February 23–May 28, 2007. New York and London: NewYork Historical Society in association with D. Giles, 2007. 200 p. 106 blackandwhite and color illustrations, appendix, index. Exhibition catalog, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist’s Country Estate, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 21, 2006–May 20, 2007.

Clara Driscoll (December 15, 1861 – November 6, 1944) of Tallmadge, Ohio, was head of the Tiffany Studios Women's Glass Cutting Department (the "Tiffany Girls"), in New York City. Using patterns created from the original designs, these women selected and cut the glass to be used in the famous lamps.

A New Light on Tiffany book. This nonfiction book is about Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls who helped design and produce the Tiffany Lamps back at the turn of the last century. This nonfiction book serves as a great companion to Susan Vreeland's work of historical fiction, "Clara and Mr. Tiffany".

Other Authors: Gray, Nina. Hofer, Margaret . 1965-. Format of Material: Books. Designing for art and commerce - Managing at Tiffany Studios - Exploring New York City - The women of Tiffany Studios. ISBN: 1904832350 (hardcover). Subjects: Driscoll, Clara, 1861-1944. Driscoll, Clara, 1861-1944 Correspondence. Tiffany, Louis Comfort, 1848-1933. Tiffany and Company History. Women glass artists United States 20th century. Glass lampshades United States History 20th century.

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Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) is celebrated today as one of the most influential creative designers of the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls" will present celebrated works of Tiffany Studios in. .Margi Hofer is Associate Curator of Decorative Arts at New-York Historical Society.

This new volume, and the accompanying exhibition will present new information on the designing, production, and marketing of Tiffany lamps.

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) is celebrated today as one of the most influential creative designers of the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls presents the celebrated works of Tiffany Studios in an entirely new context, focusing on the "Tiffany Girls", the 27 women who laboured behind the scenes to create the masterpieces now inextricably linked to the Tiffany name.Recently discovered correspondence written by Ohio-born Clara Driscoll, head of the so-called "Women's Glass Cutting Department" at Tiffany Studios, reveals in convincing and vivid detail how it was in fact Driscoll who generated designs for such masterpieces as the famous Wisteria, Dragonfly and Peony goods. At the heart of the book are over 50 Tiffany lamps, windows, ceramics, enamels and mosaics, supplemented by a wide array of related documents and archival photographs.
You have to be knowlegable about Louis Comfort Tiffany art glass and decorative products, or a fan of Clara Driscoll, to get the most from this book. I am both and found it well researched and thoroughly engaging. It was written after the authors found and analyzed troves of Driscoll letters home to her family housed in several museums. It's clear that the author of "Noon at Tiffany's" relied heavily on this research.
Having read the novel - Clara and Mr. Tiffany - I wanted to see the catalog of the exhibit that inspired the novel. Oh. my gosh ! this is a gorgeous book. Wonderful photos of the original artworks, copies of Clara's letters and drawings. The truth was so much better than the fiction.
I recently saw a Tiffany Lamp Exhibition in Asheville, NC. at the Biltmore. The colors of the lamps were wonderful. I bought this book and really enjoyed the history it provided. I have a new appreciation of Louis Tiffany and the people who made this art possible.
The story of Clara and the Tiffany girls is fascinating. This book has been a joy to read, thanks to the in-depth info and lovely illustrations. A must-have for any admirer of Tiffany's art.
This should be suggested to purchase along with the book. It shows most of the works she and the other women made. Really enjoyed it.
After reading and loving "Clara and Mr. Tiffany", this book just makes it all greater. Susan Vreeland is going to be our visiting author here in Bradfor this year and will speak to the whole community and has been a pleasure for our committee, One Book Bradford, to deal with.
My husband is a stained glass artist specializing in making Tiffany Reproduction Lamps. He said this is the best book that he has ever read concerning Clara Driscoll and the girls that actually made many of the Tiffany Lamps.
wonderful background and info on a woman ahead of her time!!