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Décoration et haute couture : Armand Albert Rateau pour Jeanne Lanvin, un autre ...
Hardback book in mint condition with dust wrapper. Stunning illustrations throughout.
Designers and Jewellery 1850-1940
The Fitzwilliam Museum holds stunning examples of jewellery and metalwork from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This exceptional period of design covers the neo-Gothic and historicist designs of the 1850s and 1860s, the ground-breaking work of British Arts & Crafts designers, sinuous curves influenced by the European Art Nouveau movement and the structural modernity of the 1930s. Arranged chronologically by designer - Alessandro Castellani, John Brogden, William Burges, Henry Wilson, C.R. Ashbee and Omar Ramsden to name some - this beautifully illustrated volume reproduces over 50 of the Museum's most ...
Cartier : Le style et l'histoire
This book is a must-have. Stunning illustrations throughout. French text.
Jewels of Time: The World of Women's Watches
A testament to the power of the time-keeping accessory created especially for women, this elegant 304 page illustrated book reveals just how these pieces were made and why they are so valuable, both literally and figuratively. This illustrated art book focuses on the most beautiful time-keeping machines made for women and how art, architecture and fashion have inspired their designs. It uniquely captures the parallel growth of women's roles and wristwatches throughout the 20th century. Taken to extreme heights of technological advancement, bejewelled with rare and precious stones and crafted to perfection, the examples ...
Bejewelled Treasures.  The Al Thani Collection
Published to accompany the V&A exhibition, Bejewelled: Treasures of the Al-Thani Collection, 21 November 2015 to 28 March 2016. This sumptuous book invites the reader to examine in exquisite detail, spectacular jewelled and enamel objects, drawn from a single private collection, and to explore the broader themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery. Highlights include a rare jewelled finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan, Mughal jades and a stunningly carved dagger owned by Shah Tajan. Featuring 100 objects, this book examines the origins of these precious artefacts from the treasury of the Mughal emperors and...
India: Jewels that enchanted the world
The India - Jewels That Enchanted the World Design Book. This book presents for the first ime the remarkable history and unique legacy of five hundred years of Indian jewelry, from the seventeenth century to the present. The essays, all written by leading international scholars, explore the rich, distinctive, and unique heritage of Indian jewelry: the striking boldness of South Indian ornaments, the delicate refinement of the Mughal period; the flamboyant jewels of the post Mughal maharajas; the cross cultural influences between Europe and India in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; and the creations of lead...
Paul Poiret 1879-1944
Introduction by Didier Grumbach.With 380 illustrations,180 in colour.Paul Poiret remains unchallenged as the greatest creator of haute couture in the early years of the century,also interior design,perfume… This is a very sort after out of print book in immaculate condition with dust wrapper and protective mylar covers.
Christian Dior by Francoise Giroud and Sacha Van Dorssen
Francoise Giroud and Sacha Van Dorssen's book "Christian Dior" is a huge, expensive volume chock-full of full-page B&W and color photography of many of the master's greatest couture creations.
Weddings in Italy
Enzo Miccio and Angelo Garini, partners in an event planning company with offices in Paris and Milan, have an eye for both the sweeping gesture and the subtle detail. Trained as an interior designer and an architect, respectively, Miccio and Garini create weddings that have the beauty and drama of a stage setting, where the story is centered on the personalities of the bride and groom. In this gorgeous book, Miccio and Garini-who host their own wedding show on Italian television-present 18 of the romantic, lyrical weddings they've planned in spectacular locations throughout Italy. Whether they take place in an ancient t...
bejewelled by Tiffany 1837-1987
Tiffany & Co, since its foundation in 1837, has been a uniquely American brand, famous for its glamour, creative design and fine craftsmanship. Starting modestly as a 'Fancy Goods' store on Broadway, Tiffany rose quickly to international fame, its jewellery winning the medals and stunning the worlds at the great international exhibitions of the nineteenth century. America's new rich delighted in the striking jewels created by Tiffany designer Paulding Farnham and, from 1904, Louis Comfort Tiffany who pioneered a distinctively American aesthetic which delighted in the vividly coloured gemstones newly discovered in Americ...
Cartier Panthere
Silently stalking its way through Cartier iconography for a century, the Panther is the proud leader of the pack of precious animals that make up the famous Cartier menagerie. A superbly stylish influencer throughout history, the panther has been a symbol of power, seduction, and triumph since ancient times. Filled with stunning imagery including rarely seen drawings from the Cartier archives, Cartier Panthère illustrates the panther in art history and popular culture, and chronicles the evolution and techniques of the Cartier Panther. Featuring texts by art historian Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter, jewelry historian Vivi...
The Queen's Diamonds by Hugh Roberts
Published on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, this book tells the story of the magnificent royal inheritance of diamonds from the time of Queen Adelaide in the 1830s to the present day. Illustrated with a wealth of archive material as well as extensive new photography of the jewels, this important publication includes stones of international importance as well as items of great historic significance, and will be a standard work of reference on diamond jewellery for many years to come.
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