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The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany

The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany

By Martin Eidelberg, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Nancy A. McClelland, Lars Rachen. Vendome Press, $75 Covering not just lighting but also dead flowers and zoological photographs, glassmaking tools and original documents, <i>The Lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany</i> is the first book in several years dedicated exclusively to Tiffany. Four scholars elucidate the luminary’s personal studies in lighting, explain the significance of nature in his eyes, and provide a detailed account of what went on in his workshop (perhaps the first book to examine the techniques behind the lamps). In addition to the well researched text, the book includes a beautiful four-color catalog of rare and newly photographed lamps divided into five categories: Trees and Shrubs, Vines, Flowers, Wetlands and Fauna. Each entry explores the cultural and stylistic influences, techniques, colorways and intended uses for the shade and lamp. This superb book is not only nutrition for the Tiffany flock but also a conversion text for even the most devout modernist.

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  • It's hard not to wonder if Wilco's breakthrough 2002 release, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, would have been such a critical success and so eagerly embraced by the indie rock community if it hadn't become such a cause célèbre thanks to the... It's hard not to wonder if Wilco's breakthrough 2002 release, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, would have been such a critical success and so eagerly embraced by the indie rock community if it hadn't become such a cause célèbre thanks to the band being unceremoniously dropped by Reprise Records, and then signed by Nonesuch after the album had become a hot item on the Internet. Much of the critical reaction to the album, while almost uniformly enthusiastic (and rightly so), had an odd undertow that suggested the writers were not especially familiar with Wilco's body of work, registering a frequent sense of surprise that an "alt-country" band would make such an adventurous album while ignoring the creative shape-shifting that had been so much a part of Jeff Tweedy and company's approach on Being There and Summerteeth. The irony is that 2004's A Ghost Is Born, the eagerly awaited follow-up to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, is also the Wilco album with the strongest stylistic link to its immediate predecessor, as if their new fans are being given a moment to catch up. A Ghost Is Born hardly sounds like a retread of YHF, but the languid, ghostly song structures, the periodic forays into dissonance, and the pained, hesitant vocals from Jeff Tweedy that were so much a part of that album also take center stage here. But while much of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot had a cool and slightly removed feeling, A Ghost Is Born is considerably warmer and more organic; the extended instrumental breaks in several of the songs (two cuts are over ten minutes long) sound more like a group in full flight than the Pro Tools-assembled structures of YHF. And while Wilco's former secret weapon, Jay Bennett, is now out of the picture, the rest of the group (especially multi-instrumentalist Leroy Bach, keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen, and guitarist/co-producer Jim O'Rourke) fill the gaps with admirable grace and strength. If A Ghost Is Born has a flaw, it's in the songwriting; while this album is a "grower" if there ever was one, revealing more of its unexpected complexities with each spin, there are no songs here as immediately engaging as "War on War," "Heavy Metal Drummer," or "I'm the Man Who Loves You" from YHF, and while "Hummingbirds," "Handshake Drugs," and "Wishful Thinking" are tuneful and charming, they lack the resonance and emotional impact of Tweedy's strongest work. And the album's most purely enjoyable tune, the witty "The Late Greats," closes out the disc after the 15-minute drone dirge of "Less Than You Think," dramatically blunting its effectiveness. A Ghost Is Born confirms what old fans and recent converts already know -- that Wilco is one of America's most interesting and imaginative bands -- and it's brave and compelling listening. But if you're expecting another genre-defying masterpiece, well, maybe we'll get one of those next time. ~ Mark Deming, All Music Guide « less… more »

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  • The awe-inspiring Ludlow king bed commands instant attention when entering a room. The lavish tufted leatherette headboard stands almost six feet tall, and elegantly framed in a rich wenge finish to match any decor. The mattress (... The awe-inspiring Ludlow king bed commands instant attention when entering a room. The lavish tufted leatherette headboard stands almost six feet tall, and elegantly framed in a rich wenge finish to match any decor. The mattress (not included) sits snuggly atop a solid pine-slat mattress base for stylistic durability and added comfort.

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  • Arista had made it clear they would not accept any concept albums from the Kinks, and Sleepwalker, their first effort for the label, makes good on the band's promise. Comprised entirely of glossy arena-rockers and power ballads, t... Arista had made it clear they would not accept any concept albums from the Kinks, and Sleepwalker, their first effort for the label, makes good on the band's promise. Comprised entirely of glossy arena-rockers and power ballads, the album is more of a stylistic exercise than a collection of first-rate songs. Davies contributed a handful of fairly strong songs, highlighted by the exceptional "Juke Box Music," which sees Ray in a shockingly resigned frame of mind, claiming that rock & roll is just rock & roll, and nothing more. Unfortunately, he chose to illustrate that fact by loading the rest of Sleepwalker wit

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  • If you're looking to curse your kid with the same designer's obsession with typography that you yourself have, well here you go. No, seriously... these are cool and every future graphic design star should have them. From House ... If you're looking to curse your kid with the same designer's obsession with typography that you yourself have, well here you go. No, seriously... these are cool and every future graphic design star should have them. From House Industries: Children need to understand the important nuances that define fine alphabets long before they learn how to spell cat, dog, mom, dad or 529 college savings plan. To that end, we have developed this compact set of 12 Neutraface Slab alphabet blocks that will transmit subliminal stylistic messages to both young impressionable minds or the odd dolt whose narrow view of typography is defined by a partial screening of the Helvetica movie.

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  • Funny skull graphic tee from Poketo in L.A.

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  • I love this shirt! Some men can pull off this strong orange (some sadly, can't). Thankfully I know who is just the perfect combination of being able to pull off orange and geeky chic enough to pull off the stylistic checkers!

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