The Rich Cut Glass of Charles Guernsey Tuthill

The Rich Cut Glass of Charles Guernsey Tuthill

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qIn this detailed narrative of the business Tuthill founded, the patterns he created, the techniques he used, and the other artisans and consumers he knew, Maurice Crofford has written the story of an earlier, more elegant and leisurely era. For those knowledgeable about cut glass, the development of the forms will be instructive; for others, who simply appreciate the beauty of the glass, the numerous black and white photographs will appeal. Beyond both of those dimensions, however, Crofford provides a fascinating insight into the ways industrialization and mass production and, more especially, the automobile, changed forever the ways upper-class Americans lived, entertained, and displayed their good fortune. In Tuthill's career, moreover, Crofford finds an example of American ingenuity and creative genius in responding to changing times.q--BOOK JACKET.The interior decorating was similar to the first floor, with difa#39; ferent color combinations. All of the floors were wide maple planks, with the exception of the bath, which had ceramic tile like the master bath floor.46 The Tuthillsa#39; boathouse was aanbsp;...

Title:The Rich Cut Glass of Charles Guernsey Tuthill
Author:Maurice Crofford
Publisher:Texas A&M University Press - 2001


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