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René Lalique (1860–1945) began his career as a jeweler, founding his company in France in 1888. Whether creating art nouveau jewelry, stained glass for a chapel, a fountain for the famous 1925 Paris Exposition that launched the art deco style, or tableware for the first-class dining room of the luxury ocean liner Normandie, Lalique was a true innovator with glass and light. Today, the name Lalique remains synonymous with stunning jewelry, crystal, and perfumes. In this luxurious slipcased set, created by the director of the Lalique Museum, eight lavishly illustrated volumes demonstrate the talents of René Lalique, as well as those of his successors and the many artists who carry on his legacy today. With a wealth of illustrations, including previously unpublished archival images, this stunning set is a treasure for all those interested in the decorative arts.
About the Author
Véronique Brumm is a historian who specializes in the history of glassmaking. She is the director of the Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder, France.