Tiffany Lamps: A History | Mosaic Shades Volume 1 | Paul Crist
This book is the most comprehensive reference guide to the lamps of Tiffany Studios ever published. Backed up by a forty year career of hands-on work in the field, it is the result of over twenty years of research and photography devoted to the lamps.
The author addresses Tiffany’s lamp making sequentially in a time line that brings to light how the Studios evolved, both technically and artisticly, over their thirty years of production. This volume is replete with more than 650 color images of lamps, a number of which have never been seen in print before.
The images of complete lamps are augmented by myriad close-ups that shed light on Tiffany’s approach to metal work, as well as on how he used his Favrile glass to create lamp shades of such exquisite beauty. Context for the story of the lamps is augmented by more than 400 advertising images and period photographs that flesh out our understanding of how and why the Studios production evolved the way it did.
This is a book that anyone who wants to understand and fully appreciate Tiffany’s lamps should not be without.