Tiffany's 20th Century: A Portrait of American Style

Overview

Tiffany's 20th Century is a stunning portrait of American high design and style as epitomized by Tiffany & Co., the world-renowned jeweler and purveyor of silver, crystal, and other luxury goods. This all-new treasury of exquisitely photographed images and anecdotal text and captions is the most complete chronicle to date of Tiffany's prodigious output and its great influence on American society from 1900 to now. The story of this century's reeling progress and change involves a dazzling cast of characters ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (20) from $7.03   
  • New (1) from $125.00   
  • Used (19) from $7.03   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$125.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(113)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Tiffany's 20th Century is a stunning portrait of American high design and style as epitomized by Tiffany & Co., the world-renowned jeweler and purveyor of silver, crystal, and other luxury goods. This all-new treasury of exquisitely photographed images and anecdotal text and captions is the most complete chronicle to date of Tiffany's prodigious output and its great influence on American society from 1900 to now. The story of this century's reeling progress and change involves a dazzling cast of characters from Louis Comfort Tiffany himself to Tiffany & Co.'s design directors Van Day Truex and John Loring; stylemakers such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Babe Paley, and Diana Vreeland; and movie stars such as Audrey Hepburn, whom so many adored for her famed role in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. The book's nearly 350 illustrations include many newly made photographs of dazzling jewels, silver, and objets from throughout this remarkable century. These are complemented by rarely seen archival photographs and drawings, as well as classic advertising and fashion photographs by such greats as Edward Steichen, Man Ray, and Richard Avedon.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The house of Miriam Haskell was to costume jewelry what Tiffany has been to fine jewelry. Museum curator Cera (Jewels of Fantasy: Costume Jewelry of the 20th Century, LJ 9/1/93) offers the first book about Haskell's company, from 1924 to the present. Miriam Haskell jewelry was prized by movie stars and sold in exclusive boutiques. The provenance of early Haskell jewelry was difficult to ascertain, but an identifiable style emerged: the use of elaborate clusters of colorful elements handcrafted as imaginatively as Tiffany's. As the company grew, leading designers produced distinguished works, and they and their pieces are profiled here. Collectors will also appreciate the hundreds of full-color photographs. Loring, who has written several books on Tiffany style (Tiffany Parties, LJ 2/1/94), here celebrates 100 years of precious jewelry prized in the United States and abroad. Hundreds of brooches, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, and accessories are shown in color against vintage photographs and drawings, including rare images from the Tiffany archives. Sometimes the busy backgrounds make the jewels difficult to see, but overall Loring provides a good overview. This and the Miriam Haskell volume prove that American creativity can be as rich as any. Design collections will have to have both, as will libraries where there is interest in jewelry as collecting.Therese Duzinkiewicz Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810938878
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)