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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... some little work of art. Stained glass windows and small objects in colored glass led their designer naturally, one may say inevitably, to a synthetic treatment of enamel and precious stones. A painter who is born with a sense for color--and he, strange to say, is not common--must revel in the deep-set richness of hue offered by precious gems and love the tones so lavishly presented by nature in marbles, onyx, malachite, and carnelian; in various shells; in pearls, opals and coral; in old amber and tortoise shell. Enamels on copper, silver or gold afford an almost inexhaustible variety of background against which these semi-precious materials may stand relieved--not to speak of harder stones like diamond, ruby, sapphire. It is not hard to imagine the enjoyment which an artist of Mr. Tiffany's nature, training, and antecedents obtained from the exercise of his ENAMELS AND JEWELRY faculties and taste in the designing of such rare and beautiful things. In addition to their flower-like colors, to their hues only rivalled by sunsets, rainbows and the northern aurora, these objects have an indestructibility which is very appealing to most men and women. Along with a seeming fragility like that of petals and tendrils of the vine they have a solidity of material and a thoroughness in workmanship which place them in a high rank, considered merely from the craftsman's viewpoint. Tiffany, one may say without exaggeration, has been the foremost exponent of the arts and crafts in America. And in no point does he better deserve the title of fabrum princeps than in the technical soundness of these pretty pieces. It is not for nothing that he is the son of Charles L. Tiffany. The sixth floor of the great building on Fifth Avenue known as Tiffany &...
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Titolo: The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany
Casa editrice: Apollo Books
Data di pubblicazione: 1987
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