Collecting inspiration : Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.

Title
Collecting inspiration : Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. / edited by Medill Higgins Harvey.
Publication
  • New Haven : Yale University Press
  • New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2021]
  • ©2021
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Description
304 pages : illustrations; 30 cm
Alternative Title
Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Exhibition catalogs.
  • History.
Note
  • Catalog of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from July 13-October 4, 2020.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-294) and index.
Contents
Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. -- Greek and Roman art -- European glass -- Arts of the Islamic world -- Arts of East Asia.
ISBN
  • 9781588396907
  • 1588396908
LCCN
2021287765
Title
Collecting inspiration : Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co. / edited by Medill Higgins Harvey.
Publisher
New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2021]
Distributor
New Haven : Yale University Press
Copyright Date
©2021
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
Edward C. Moore (1827-1891) was the creative leader who brought unparalleled originality and success to Tiffany & Co. during the late 19th century. A silversmith, designer, and prodigious collector, Moore sought out exceptional objects from around the world, which he then used as inspiration for Tiffany's silver designs. This richly illustrated book is the first study of Moore's life, collection, and influence, presenting more than 170 examples from his vast collection, which ranges from Greek and Roman glass to Spanish vases, Japanese textiles, and Islamic tiles. These works are juxtaposed with 67 magnificent silver objects created by Tiffany's designers and artisans who were inspired by Moore's acquisitions, including the world-famous Bryant Vase, which draws upon Greek examples, and a chocolate pot that incorporates novel techniques from Japanese ceramics, lacquerware, and metalwork. Informative essays incorporate new research from the Tiffany & Co. archives that provides an intimate look at the design process. Collecting Inspiration is an important contribution both to the history of American decorative arts and to our understanding of the legendary Tiffany design aesthetic. Exhibition: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (07.07.-04.10.2020).
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-294) and index.
Chronological Term
1800-1899
Added Author
Harvey, Medill Higgins, editor.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), host institution.
Added Title
Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.
Branch Call Number
709.2 MOORE C
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