As former MMA director Thomas Hoving wrote, "Lalique has become a vital force in the universe of decorative arts." He did for glass what Coco Chanel did for fashion. Lalique, like Chanel, is readily identifiable, unique, and at the same time accessible to those who love it. Yet Lalique's genius extends beyond the decorative arts, as his work reflects his evolution from jeweler to glassmaker to architectural artist. Truly a renaissance man, Lalique created unique one of-a-kind artworks as well as multi-piece mass-produced ...

Essential Rene Lalique 2003, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York

ISBN-13: 9780810958364