The Rich Cut Glass of Charles Guernsey Tuthill

Crofford, Maurice

Editore: Texas A&M University Press, 2001
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Riassunto: The American brilliant cut glass tradition is perhaps nowhere better showcased than in the intricate art of Charles Guernsey Tuthill. Born in 1871 in Corning, New York, Tuthill entered the glass trade as a young apprentice, launching a career that would not only produce some of the finest rich cut glass in America but also innovate that art form in ways that adapted to the changing life of the new century.

In this fascinatingly detailed narrative of the business Tuthill founded, the patterns he created, the techniques he used, and the other artisans and consumers he knew, Maurice Crofford has written the story of an earlier, more elegant and leisurely era. For those knowledgeable about cut glass, the development of the forms will be instructive; for others, who simply appreciate the beauty of the glass, the numerous black and white photographs will appeal. Beyond both of those dimensions, however, Crofford provides a fascinating insight into the ways industrialization and mass production and, more especially, the automobile, changed forever the ways upper-class Americans lived, entertained, and displayed their good fortune. In Tuthill's career, moreover, Crofford finds an example of American ingenuity and creative genius in responding to changing times.

The glass itself is of extraordinary beauty, and the descriptions here include the patterns, effects sought, and methods of hand production. Crofford details not only those patterns best known to aficionados of American cut glass of the Brilliant Period but also other patterns retrieved through exhaustive dogging of Tuthill's trail. Through the written records of Tuthill's succession of businesses and in interviews with surviving members of the Tuthill family, Crofford has reconstructed a remarkable catalog of this master craftsman's work and the story of his life and career.

L'autore: MAURICE CROFFORD has been a collector of American brilliant cut glass since 1949 and is an independent researcher into the history of the art form. In the late 1930s and early 1940s he attended Texas A&M University, which now houses a major glass collection in its Forsyth Galleries. Semi-retired from a career in the construction industry, Crofford lives in Houston. His articles on cut glass have appeared in Hobstar and Glass Collector's Digest.

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Data di pubblicazione: 2001
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Descrizione libro College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2001., 2001. First edition (as stated upon the copyright page). xiv, 211, [2] pages. Hardcover: H 28.75cm x L 22cm. Black dust jacket lightly rubbed. Black cloth with vibrant gilt stamping to spine. Ink check mark found at center fore-edge margin of page 67; no other such markings readily apparent upon a quick perusal and pages are otherwise clean. Binding is firm. A very good copy in a near fine dust jacket. With purple endpapers, Preface, Acknowledgements, b/w plates, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. From the dust jacket front flap: "The American brilliant cut glass tradition is perhaps nowhere better showcased than in the intricate art of Charles Guernsey Tuthill. Born in 1871 in Corning, New York, Tuthill entered the glass trade as a young apprentice, launching a career that would not only produce some of the finest rich cut glass in America but also innovate that art form in ways that adapted to the changing life of the new century. In this fascinatingly detailed narrative of the business Tuthill founded, the patterns he created, the techniques he used, and the other artisans and consumers he knew, Maurice Crofford has written the story of an earlier, more elegant and leisurely era. For those knowledgeable about cut glass, the development of the forms will be instructive; for others, who simply appreciate the beauty of the glass, the numerous black and white photographs will appeal. Beyond both of those dimensions, however, Crofford provides a fascinating insight into the ways industrialization and mass production and, more especially, the automobile, changed forever the ways upper-class Americans lived, entertained, and displayed their good fortune. In Tuthill's career, moreover, Crofford finds an example of American ingenuity and creative genius in responding to changing times." Please note that this large book has an approximate shipping weight of 3.5 pounds (1.58 kg) and will require additional postage for any postal class other than domestic Media Mail. ISBN 1585441481. Codice libro della libreria INV-8230

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Descrizione libro Texas A M University Press, United States, 2001. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New.. 284 x 216 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The American brilliant cut glass tradition is perhaps nowhere better showcased than in the intricate art of Charles Guernsey Tuthill. Born in 1871 in Corning, New York, Tuthill entered the glass trade as a young apprentice, launching a career that would not only produce some of the finest rich cut glass in America but also innovate that art form in ways that adapted to the changing life of the new century. In this fascinatingly detailed narrative of the business Tuthill founded, the patterns he created, the techniques he used, and the other artisans and consumers he knew, Maurice Crofford has written the story of an earlier, more elegant and leisurely era. For those knowledgeable about cut glass, the development of the forms will be instructive; for others, who simply appreciate the beauty of the glass, the numerous black and white photographs will appeal. Beyond both of those dimensions, however, Crofford provides a fascinating insight into the ways industrialization and mass production and, more especially, the automobile, changed forever the ways upper-class Americans lived, entertained, and displayed their good fortune. In Tuthill s career, moreover, Crofford finds an example of American ingenuity and creative genius in responding to changing times. The glass itself is of extraordinary beauty, and the descriptions here include the patterns, effects sought, and methods of hand production. Crofford details not only those patterns best known to aficionados of American cut glass of the Brilliant Period but also other patterns retrieved through exhaustive dogging of Tuthill s trail. Through the written records of Tuthill s succession of businesses and in interviews with surviving members of the Tuthill family, Crofford has reconstructed a remarkable catalog of this master craftsman s work and the story of his life and career. Codice libro della libreria AAN9781585441488

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Descrizione libro Texas A M University Press, United States, 2001. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. New.. 284 x 216 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The American brilliant cut glass tradition is perhaps nowhere better showcased than in the intricate art of Charles Guernsey Tuthill. Born in 1871 in Corning, New York, Tuthill entered the glass trade as a young apprentice, launching a career that would not only produce some of the finest rich cut glass in America but also innovate that art form in ways that adapted to the changing life of the new century. In this fascinatingly detailed narrative of the business Tuthill founded, the patterns he created, the techniques he used, and the other artisans and consumers he knew, Maurice Crofford has written the story of an earlier, more elegant and leisurely era. For those knowledgeable about cut glass, the development of the forms will be instructive; for others, who simply appreciate the beauty of the glass, the numerous black and white photographs will appeal. Beyond both of those dimensions, however, Crofford provides a fascinating insight into the ways industrialization and mass production and, more especially, the automobile, changed forever the ways upper-class Americans lived, entertained, and displayed their good fortune. In Tuthill s career, moreover, Crofford finds an example of American ingenuity and creative genius in responding to changing times. The glass itself is of extraordinary beauty, and the descriptions here include the patterns, effects sought, and methods of hand production. Crofford details not only those patterns best known to aficionados of American cut glass of the Brilliant Period but also other patterns retrieved through exhaustive dogging of Tuthill s trail. Through the written records of Tuthill s succession of businesses and in interviews with surviving members of the Tuthill family, Crofford has reconstructed a remarkable catalog of this master craftsman s work and the story of his life and career. Codice libro della libreria AAN9781585441488

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