Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and his Contemporaries


Rakow Research Library
May 17, 2014 to January 4, 2015

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, René Lalique’s jewelry, and then his beautifully designed glass objects and vessels, made him an influential figure in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. His work was acclaimed at the international industrial expositions, particularly the 1900 and 1925 Paris Expositions. Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and His Contemporaries surveyed the extraordinary glass art created by Lalique and his European contemporaries, including Maurice Marinot, Auguste Herbst, Emile Gallé,and Val St. Lambert, through design drawings, trade catalogs, period photographs, and rare books from the Rakow Library’s special collections.

Curated by Gail Bardhan, reference and research librarian and Regan Brumagen, reference & emerging technology services librarian

Exhibition design by Celia Imrey, Imrey Studio, LLC and graphic design by Louise Fili, Louise Fili Ltd

[Design drawing for decanter and cosmetic jar with jeweled embellishments] [art original]. - Library
Étude de vase [art original]. - Library
[Design drawing for serving bowls] [art original]. - Library
[Watercolor for enamel on copper poppy vase] [art original]. - Library
Small Vase with Orchid - Artwork
Roger & Gallet - 16, Pavots d’Argent - Artwork
Engraved Whiskey Pitcher and Stopper - Artwork
Vase - Artwork
Bottle or Decanter with Stopper - Artwork
Favrile Paperweight Vase - Artwork