|Louis C. Tiffany's Library at the Bella Apartments, |
published in Artistic Houses, 1883
"Living in Style: the Evolution of the Professional Interior Decorator from Artistic Houses to the Arts and Crafts"
A Slide Lecture by Nina Gray
Monday, January 30, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Macaulay Honors College, 35 West 67th Street
$25, $15 for LW! members
The publication of Artistic Houses in 1883 featured interior design at its peak in America and presented stylish interiors decorated by cabinet-makers such as Herter Brothers and artists such as Louis C. Tiffany. The role of the interior decorator evolved aesthetically and commercially over the next quarter of a century. Architects of the Arts and Crafts Movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene & Greene brought a new spirit and unity to the decoration of high style interiors.
Nina Gray, a noted independent scholar and curator specializing in decorative arts and architecture of the 19th and early 20th centuries, will share her research and images of the evolving interiors in America during this time period. Gray was the co-curator and co-author of A New Light on Tiffany, Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls (2007) and also curated the "Tiffany by Design" traveling exhibition for the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass. She was formerly the curator of the Park Avenue Armory, as well as associate curator of Decorative Arts and assistant curator of Architecture, Photographs and Prints at The New-York Historical Society.
Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling (212) 496-8110, emailing [email protected] or clicking here to RSVP online. Space is limited.