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René Lalique
Enchanted by Glass

Kelley Jo Elliott; With a foreword by Karol Wight and contributions by Elizabeth Everton and Tina Oldknow

René Lalique, a master artist and designer of early 20th-century France, initially achieved fame for his jewelry creations that were widely admired and collected. He began experimenting with glass in the 1890s, and was so captivated by the material that he spent the rest of his career working with it exclusively. The glass objects that he designed, such as vases, ashtrays, tableware, and other household accessories, are now considered iconic representations of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements.

 

This publication traces Lalique’s distinguished career, including his early experimentation with glass in jewelry-making; his production of innovative perfume bottles, some of the first pieces he made entirely of glass; and the p...


2014   384 pp.  463 color illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300205114  $75.00
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