Thursday, March 31, 2011

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

I picked this book up to read about the famous Tiffany lamps and how women were treated in this time period of the turn into the twentieth century in the work force. The story follows Clara Driscoll, an artist who received very little credit for her work of designing lamps for Mr. Tiffany. I almost stopped reading this book several times as I grew tired of all the information about glass cutting and what all went into designing items. I kept reading it, however, and enjoyed reading about the life of women at this time and about life for the poor in New York City.

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