A pictorial tribute to the life and work of GENE MOORE, creator of the fanciful and artistically brilliant windows at Tiffany's for 35 years, and a historical portrait of the evolution of fashion and art in New York and the United States.
COLLECTOR'S 1990 first edition hardcover book - My Time At Tiffany's by Gene Moore and Jay Hyams. Original unclipped dust jacket, $60.00 on front flap. Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York, Copyright 1990, first edition, probable first printing. ISBN 0312034733. Not ex-library.
Bold exquisite art, profusely illustrated, brilliant full page color plates (to many to count), black & white, photographs of Moore working including;
Superb frontispiece color plate, swirling nails (see photo); outstanding architectural photograph of newer Tiffany Company building and older one next to it (see photo); valentines day window, gorgeous red heart and Tiffany jewelry (see photo). You have to see all these MAGNIFICENT windows, each one makes a statement; it was impossible selecting just a few pictures!
A fascinating look at the art and design of Mr. Moore, who has lifted the window display area of Tiffany's from a hodgepodge of merchandise to a brilliant form of artistic expression and salesmanship. He can take credit for putting belly buttons on mannequins and placing kissing rhinos underneath a Valentine's Day heart, changing portraits of New York City from subway strikes and water shortages to Christmas windows that delight.
"Make people stop" was his motto; his means were passion, intrigue, mystery, the elements that make for good theater--which did not exclude feathers, ice cream cones or pasta as building blocks for visual fantasy. Noted for using concepts or actual works of modern art in his windows, including Jasper Johns, Alexander Ney and Andy Warhol. Some were photographed by Edgar de Evia. Designed sets and costumes for Paul Taylor Dance Company.
He lived in an apartment decorated by Robert Denning in the twin towers of 860 United Nations Plaza until his death. Received tributes from Illuminating Engineering Society and Inspirational Academy of Zurich, amongst many others. Moore was one of a handful of designers, who changed forever the style and concept of window display. No other designer has known how to speak-always with polite elegance-of the realities of modern life.
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) known for Tiffany glass, influential designer and America's leading exponent of Art Nouveau. Tiffany Company was also known for interior design, furniture, ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, bronzes, mirrors.
Chronology of Tiffany's windows & index. Oversize quarto heavy hardcover, unclipped DJ, $60.00 front flap, black leatherette boards and gilt spine titles, 232 MINT pages. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition. Cover fine/bright/clean. Pages fine/bright/clean. DJ excellent/bright/clean-light shelfwear-back scuffing.
A schooling in the fine arts, a prodigious gift of whimsy and romantic spirit all come to the fore in this masterpiece. Will make a FABULOUS gift!!
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