Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but book reviews are so delightful! Here are two mini reviews from books I've recently read.
Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland. Vreeland does it again, taking a female character whom art history has relegated to a minor role and creating a wholly believable and full life for her. Here we have Clara Driscoll, who creates beautiful and innovative glass designs for Louis Comfort Tiffany in fin de siecle New York. I found the art process behind the making of the stained glass pieces to be endlessly fascinating! The period detail, as well as the increasing interest in unionized labor and workers’ rights, added to my enjoyment, too. This is a fairly light read with just enough historical substance to give it a bit of heft.
This book was published in hardcover by Random House last month.