Paulding Farnham: Tiffany's Lost Genius

Paulding Farnham: Tiffany's Lost Genius

by John Loring, Paulding Farnham
     
 

Paulding Farnham (1859-1927), one of America's most talented jewelry designers, rose to fame in the final years of the 19th century, winning gold medal after gold medal at the era's great world's fairs. This stunning book is the first devoted to Farnham and his too-brief career, spent entirely at Tiffany & Co., where his dazzling, highly original jewels and

Overview

Paulding Farnham (1859-1927), one of America's most talented jewelry designers, rose to fame in the final years of the 19th century, winning gold medal after gold medal at the era's great world's fairs. This stunning book is the first devoted to Farnham and his too-brief career, spent entirely at Tiffany & Co., where his dazzling, highly original jewels and silverware brought the firm—and America as well—worldwide recognition.

Tiffany design director John Loring, author also of Abrams' Tiffany Jewels and Tiffany's 20th Century, here revives the reputation of this long-neglected genius. Reproduced here are watercolor-and-ink drawings from Farnham's sketchbooks, period photographs of his creations, and new, specially commissioned photographs of Farnham's exquisite jewels, including the 24 gold-and-enamel orchid brooches that were the sensation of the 1889 Paris Universal Exposition. Sumptuous and surprising, this volume will bring Farnham's work, until now solely known to connoisseurs, scholars, and savvy collectors, to a wider audience.

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Loring (design director at Tiffany's) reveals details of the personal and professional life of Farnham, one of America's most talented and artistic designers of fine jewelry. His research revealed not only plentiful details about the designer's short and brilliant career, but also scores of exquisite watercolor-and-ink drawings from original sketchbooks and many pieces of jewelry that are still in private collections. Contains 184 beautiful illustrations, including 147 color plates. Oversize: 9.25x12.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810935112
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1900
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 12.25(h) x 0.87(d)

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