Just in time for Christmas, Vendome has released a new book looking at the Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany by 4 experts in the field, Martin Eidelberg, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Nancy McClelland, and Lars Rachen.
Art glass lamps have received a lot of ire in the past few decades, due to the plethora of bad, cheap copies (remember the lamps Wendys had in their restaurants in the 80s?). However, none other than modernist architect Philip Johnson has said that "These objects are now regarded with fashionable horror. Such horrors are, however, unjustified. It is only that the proper perspective on the period is lacking" (page 35). This book adds plenty of gorgeous perspective!
The authors delve into Tiffany's inspiration, his garden on Long Island, and other works the Tiffany studio was producing; not to mention over 70 examples of some of the most amazing lamps you've ever seen. Definitely add this to the shopping list, you won't be disappointed!
Photography by Colin Cooke