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Louis C. Tiffany and the Art of Devotionby Patricia Pongracz
Synopses & Reviews
For over half a century, Louis C. Tiffany oversaw the production and marketing of a multitude of decorative elements for many of America's leading congregations— Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish. This beautifully illustrated volume includes preliminary designs, cartoons, watercolor sketches, and archival photographs of these windows, interiors, and pieces of ecclesiastic furniture, many never published before.
The first volume to explore the vast assortment of church decorations and memorials produced by the Tiffany Studios.
About the Author
Elka Deitsch is the senior curator, Herbert and Eileen Bernard Museum of Judaica.
Elizabeth De Rosa teaches at the Smithsonians Cooper-Hewitt Program with an interest in Art Nouveau and American and European art glass. She curated the exhibition Tiffany: Behind the Glass (2001) at The Neustadt Collection, New York, and was the co-curator of the exhibition, Louis C. Tiffany, The Art of Devotion at MOBIA.
Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen is Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Winner of the Robert C. Smith Award of the Decorative Arts Society, she is the co-author of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artists Country Estate (2006) and The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany (2005).
Lindsy Parrott currently serves as the director/curator at The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass in New York. She is the co-author with Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Nature by Design (2009).
Patricia C. Pongracz is the acting director and director of curatorial affairs director at MOBIA, and the co-author of Perspectives on Medieval Art: Learning through Looking (2010).
Jennifer Perry Thalheimer is curator and collection manager at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. She co-curated the exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artists Country Estate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and coauthored the exhibition catalog in 2006.
Peter W. Williams is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Religion and American Studies, Department of Comparative Religion, Miami University, editor (with Charles H. Lippy) of Encyclopedia of Religion in America (2010) and author of Americas Religions: From the Origins to the Twenty-First Century (2001).
Diane C. Wright is a senior fellow in the American Decorative Arts Department at the Yale University Art Gallery. Her research papers on the leaded-glass windows and mosaics of Tiffany Studios and on Frederick Wilson, head of the ecclesiastical department at Tiffany Studios, were published in the Journal of Glass Studies (2009).
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