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    DescriptionRene Lalique was one of the giants of twentieth-century decorative arts. Born in 1860, early artistic talent led to an apprenticeship with Paris goldsmith Louis Aucoc. By 1885, Rene had established his own workshop and for the next twenty years he designed and made jewelry of great originality and beauty. He became famous across the world for his jewelry, but before the turn of the century he began experimenting with glass. It is for his glass that Lalique is most famous today. In 1907, Lalique met the perfume manufacturer Francois Coty, and this led to the design and production of fine art perfume bottles on a grand scale. But Lalique's glass would not be confined to ladies' dressing tables, his repertoire including vases, lighting, clocks, car mascots, several architectural commissions and more, much of it in the Art Deco idiom, of which Lalique was one of the masters. Rene Lalique died in 1945, but the firm he founded was continued by his son Marc, and then his daughter Marie-Claude who heads the firm today. This highly illustrated history of Lalique celebrates the extraordinary jewelry and glass of Rene Lalique, and the glass of the Lalique company up to the present day.


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    Title
    Lalique
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Knowles
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747808282
    ISBN 10: 0747808287
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WCN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T General Subject: 120
    B&T Approval Code: A04400000
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    BISAC V2.8: DES003000, ANT021000, ANT038000, DES008000, ART016030, ANT018000
    DC22: 748.209
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 748.8092
    LC classification: NK5198.L44 K56 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 748.2092
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: WCN
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    20 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    Eric Knowles began work at Bonhams, the London auctioneers, in 1976 and became head of the ceramics department in 1981. He became a director of Bonhams in 1985. Eric became a well-known TV personality in the 1990s, as a regular expert on the Antiques Roadshow, and presenter or several programs, including 'Going for a Song'. He retains his high profile on TV and is also a regular contributor to 'BBC Homes and Antiques', and 'Collect It!' magazines, and he is antiques expert for the Sunday Times. He is the author of several books on antiques and the decorative arts.