By Susan Vreeland
It’s 1893, and on the Chicago World’s reasonable, Louis convenience Tiffany makes his debut with a luminous exhibition of leading edge stained-glass home windows that he hopes will earn him a spot at the foreign inventive level. yet backstage in his long island studio is the freethinking Clara Driscoll, head of his women’s department, who conceives of and designs the vast majority of the long-lasting leaded-glass lamps for which Tiffany will lengthy be remembered. by no means publicly stated, Clara struggles along with her hope for inventive popularity and the probably insurmountable demanding situations that she faces as a qualified girl. She additionally yearns for romance and companionship, and is dedicated in numerous how you can 5 males, together with Tiffany, who enforces a strict coverage: He doesn't hire married ladies. eventually, Clara needs to come to a decision what makes her happiest—the expert global of her palms or the non-public global of her heart.
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Belknap tipped his head toward her. ” I agreed, knowing that bumpy times lay ahead. “Oh, Louis wants to see you in his office right away,” he mentioned on his way out. ” Exasperated, I grabbed my notepad and pencil and flew out the door. CHAPTER 3 OPAL A WHITE-HAIRED MAN WITH A COTTONY BEARD WAS CROUCHING close to the floor when I entered Mr. Tiffany’s office-studio. “What happened? ” “Have a seat,” Mr. Tiffany said, dabbing a paintbrush on his palette, his opal ring shooting out the colors of the wet paint.
Butterfly 19. Xanadu 20. Sea Horse 21. Dragonfly 22. Wisteria 23. The Hat, the Fern, and the Girls 24. Pins BOOK FOUR • 1900–1903 25. Ruby 26. Jasmine 27. Point Pleasant 28. Wisteria 29. Arcadia 30. Tiffany Girls and a Boy 31. A Bronze and a Garden 32. The Letter 33. Mayflower 34. The Week 35. Water Lily 36. Beer, Wine, and Cognac 37. Snowball 38. Madison Square Park 39. Red, White, and Blue BOOK FIVE • 1904–1908 40. Laurelton Hall 41. Fire 42. Chestnuts, Lotus, and Drawing Pencils 43. Gemstone 44.
Tiffany Girls and a Boy 31. A Bronze and a Garden 32. The Letter 33. Mayflower 34. The Week 35. Water Lily 36. Beer, Wine, and Cognac 37. Snowball 38. Madison Square Park 39. Red, White, and Blue BOOK FIVE • 1904–1908 40. Laurelton Hall 41. Fire 42. Chestnuts, Lotus, and Drawing Pencils 43. Gemstone 44. Moon Shell 45. Squash 46. Ebb Tide 47. Lifework Afterword Acknowledgments About the Author CHAPTER 1 PEACOCK I OPENED THE BEVELED-GLASS DOOR UNDER THE SIGN ANNOUNCING Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company in ornate bronze.
Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland