A stunning showcase of archival pieces celebrating the heritage of the iconic American jeweler.
Art Deco diamond bracelets, an invitation to the opening of the Statue of Liberty and the 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond set in a diamond necklace are among the hundreds of jewels, gems, objects and ephemera featured in The Tiffany Archives. The mix of remarkable masterworks is exactly what founder Charles Lewis Tiffany would have wanted in this book: an invitation to discover the magnificent story behind Tiffany & Co. with a selection of objects from the house’s archives, the majority of which have never before been seen or photographed.
Two years in the making, the project traces the story of Tiffany’s rise to preeminence, its early mastery of diamonds and its extraordinary craftsmanship in silver. The book includes the earliest known Tiffany Blue Box and various connections to popular culture, such as the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Henry Leutwyler, known for his ability to infuse a sense of soul into inanimate objects, turns his lens to Tiffany’s stunning scope of historical objects. This contemporary presentation, without chronology or hierarchy, invites new interpretation and appreciation of the multitude of treasures that define the house’s rich heritage.
The works of New York City-based Swiss photographer Henry Leutwyler (born 1961) have been seen in the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Vanity Fair and the Wall Street Journal, among others. His previous books with Steidl include Neverland Lost: A Portrait of Michael Jackson (2010), Ballet: Photographs of the New York City Ballet (2012), Document (2016), Hi There! (2019), Philippe Halsman: A Photographer’s Life (2022) and Misty Copeland (2023).
20.7 x 30.5 cm