The Jewelry and Enamels of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Author: Janet Zapata
Louis Comfort Tiffany's spectacular and highly individual Art Nouveau lamps, favrile glass vases, and stained-glass windows have long been admired throughout the world. Recently, however, his considerable accomplishments in other areas of the decorative arts have become more widely known—and equally praised. This new book is the first to concentrate on Tiffany's stunning work with fine jewelry and enamel. Janet Zapata, who worked for a number of years with the Tiffany & Co. archives and has made a special study of the lifetime achievement of Louis Comfort Tiffany, gives a detailed and informative account of this hitherto neglected aspect of his output. Her lively text, along with 142 magnificent illustrations, 84 of which are in full color, leaves no doubt as to Tiffany's brilliance and exceptional virtuosity.