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21st Century Jewellery Designers: An inspired style
High jewellery has entered the 21st century with a spring in its step. Design has been as diverse as it has been innovative. The technical advances of the '90s and the new materials being used by this exuberant group of independent jewellers have helped pave the way to breaking down preconceived ideas of high jewellery. Some enjoy the adventure of finding the rarest of gemstones that speak to them, others seek to tell a tale or relay a secret message to the wearer and thus the onlooker. They are artists, engineers and adventurers; and, above all, they are passionate about their world, using only the best workmanship whe...
Anna Hu: Symphony of Jewels. Opus 1
Inspired by Chinese art and lore, Western art and music, and the natural world, Anna Hu’s exquisitely designed and executed pieces have catapulted her to the top of the jewelry firmament in a few short years. This luxurious volume celebrates the completion of Anna Hu’s first 100 works, or ‘Opus 1’, as she calls the collection. Its texts address various aspects of Anna Hu’s work, including the relationship between her jewelry and fashion, the impact that her passionate study of the cello has had on her jewelry design, and the remarkable gemstones that inspired her to make some of her most virtuosic pieces. But ...
Art Deco Jewellery and Accessories: A New Style for a New World
The end of the First World War left much of Europe faced with an entirely new political and social situation: absolute monarchy was consigned to the dustbin of history and essays in democracy were the order of the day. The changed conditions and the new way of life associated with them required new forms of expression in music, dance, architecture and painting - and of course also in design. There France had led the field since the ground-breaking 1925 Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris. Germany had not even been invited to that world exhibition - the effects of the Great War 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...
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...
Bijoux Du Maroc: La Beaute DES Diables
One of the few monographs on Moroccan jewellery illustrating amongst other Berber and tribal pieces. A classic work. Hardback in slipcase.
Brooches: Timeless Adornment
Brooches: Timeless Adornment is the first book on the subject of vintage and contemporary pins and brooches. Beginning with an illustrated history of how this jewelry form has evolved--from Roman fibulae to scatter pins and starbursts--this gorgeously illustrated volume presents more than 175 of the best examples of fine, costume, and artisan jewelry made by top designers, among them Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Georg Jensen, and Ted Muehling. Fashion stylists, celebrity collectors, and jewelry experts share their enthusiasm for the brooch and offer their ideas on how to accessorize with favorite pieces. These dazzling ...
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...
Cartier: Jewellers Extraordinary
An illustrated history of the design house, Cartier, and the work which it has produced. Hardback, out of print edition. This book is in very good condition with dustwrapper, although with some slight sun fading to the top of front of dustwrapper.
Christie's: The Jewellery Archives Revealed
Expertly curating Christie's extensive archives, Vincent Meylan has drawn out the key details of each momentous sale Stories of the world's great jewellery collections Full access to Christie's archives has been granted for this book, resulting in the inclusion of material and never-before seen images For centuries, the stories of the world's great jewellery collections have lain hidden within the archives of Christie's, the celebrated auctioneers. From the tragic European queens, Mary, Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette - both beheaded - to Hollywood royalty such as Elizabeth Taylor, the vaults sparkle with t...
Collection du Baron de Rede Provenant De L' Hotel Lambert
Sotheby's, Paris, 2005. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2 volume set - Volume I: Mobilier, Objets d'Art, Tableaux et Livres. Volume II: Orfèvrerie, Porcelaine, Verrerie, Bijoux et Memorabilia. French and English text. Pair of catalogues for the sale of the collection of Baron De Rede. Features important furniture and works of art as well as memorabilia. Includes works by Henri Gervex, Jean Cocteau, Cecil Beaton and others. Lavish colour illustrations throughout. Bound in original pictorial wraps. Volumes housed in cream slipcase envelope. An important sale, with great reference works
Costume Jewellery: Jewels of Miriam Haskell
Devoted to the story of Miriam Haskell, one of America's most distinguished fashion jewellers, this text includes over 200 examples such as bracelets, necklaces, brooches, earrings and parures from significant European and American collections which illustrate the styles of the small number of designers who were associated with the House. This is a work which should be of reference for collectors of period jewellery, for fashion designers and for everyone who is interested in the decorative arts.
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 ...
Elisabeth J. Gu. Defner: Man - Nature - Cosmos Jewellery and Objects: Schmuck un...
Elisabeth Defner is one of Austria's most prominent jewellery designers. Since her jewellery design studies at the Vienna Academy of Applied Arts at the beginning of the 1960s she has been working as an independent artist in Vienna, until 1976 cooperating with the jewellery artist Helfried Kodre in a workshop community. In 1967 she won the Bavarian State Award in Munich, in 1970 the Diamond-Award. Today her works are displayed in museums in Vienna, Graz, Pforzheim, Cologne, Prague and Edinburgh. For Elisabeth Defner- who since 1990 bears the second name of Jesus- jewellery isn't merely an aesthetic matter, but also a fo...
Extraordinary Jewels by John Traina
A study of the most striking pieces produced by some of the most famous jewellery houses including Cartier Van Cleef & Arpels and Asprey. 200pp. Out of print in excellent condition with dustwrapper in protective mylar cover.
Falize: A Dynasty of Jewelers
The house of Falize opened in Paris in 1840. Eventually closing in 1936, the jeweller's and goldsmith's story unfolds over three generations of the family. Falize jewels often have interesting histories, once owned by such illustrious personages as Empress Eugenie, the imperial Russian family, Sarah Bernhardt, and more. In researching this story, Katherine Purcell met a surviving member of the family, Robert Falize, who shared his memories and allowed access to the Falize archive of historical documents and watercolour drawings and sketches. This account includes reproductions in colour and black and white.
Form & Function: American Modernist Jewelry, 1940-1970
This book is the catalog for two of the first major exhibits to show only modernist jewelry from such a broad group of artists. Both take place in 2008 in Fort Wayne, Indiana: one at The Fort Wayne Museum of Art (May 2 to August 24) and the other at The University of St. Francis School of Creative Arts (May 2 to May 30). Over fifty collectors and living art jewelers have lent some of the best examples of this innovative style. Sculptors Alexander Calder, Harry Bertoia, Jose de Rivera, Peter and Daniel Macchiarini, Earl and Tod Pardon, and merry rank are among the 96 artists featured, along with their extensive jewelry c...
Harry Winston: The Ultimate Jeweler
For more than 50 years, Harry Winston (1896-1978) was the purveyor of some of the most wonderful gems and most fabulous jewelry ever created. His deep rooted love of fine jewels took him all over the world, his adventurous life filled with kings, maharajas, potentates, industrialists - and fortunes made and lost.
Heavenly Bodies - Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
A brilliant exploration of fashion's complex engagement with the great art and artifacts of Catholic faith and practice Since antiquity, religious beliefs and practices have inspired many of the masterworks of art. These works of art have, in turn, fueled the imagination of fashion designers in the 20th and 21st centuries, yielding some of the most innovative creations in costume history. Connecting significant religious art and artifacts to their sartorial expressions, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination provides a critical analysis of fashion's engagement with notions of the divine. Exploring fashion...
Hidden Gems: Stories from the Saleroom
Showcasing jewels and bringing them to life, these 40 stories are an intriguing blend of art, science, history and psychology, tracing the lives of jewels and all those connected to them. The authors have brought their considerable knowledge and experience of handling jewellery and gemstones to compiling a lavishly illustrated book of stories in which the jewels are not always the most expensive or 'important' to have passed through the saleroom, but rather are those that have an intriguing history or provenance attached to them.Spanning diverse cultures and countries, different time periods and design eras, the stories...
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...
Jewels by Jar (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Called "the Faberge of our time" by Diane von Furstenberg, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR, is one of the most acclaimed jewelry designers of the past thirty years. JAR is known for his use of precious and semi-precious stones resplendent with myriad shades of vibrant color and set in organic shapes: one brooch, for instance, features lifelike petals in subtly differentiated hues, made from a thousand pave sapphires and amethysts. The New York Times has described his jewelry as "belligerent, stubborn, audacious, funny, contradictory," while JAR himself has characterized his work as "somewhere be...
Jewels in Spain 1500 - 1800
In effect, this book, which features numerous pictures, has remained an essential work of reference for the study of Spanish jewellery during the reign of the Hapsburg and Bourbon Dynasties, extending as far as the rule of Charles IV. However, in spite of its importance, the work is only now being published in English. Forty years have passed since Dr. Muller completed the book and, in all this time, her monographic work has lost none of its relevance, continuing to be an excellent basic guide for the study of a fundamental aspect of Spanish art. However, it is quite impossible to find 'Jewels in Spain: 1500-1800' today...
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 ...
Jewels Today seen by Stefan Hemmerle
Published to coincide with the exhibition Myths: Jewels Today – Seen by Stefan Hemmerle at Die Neue Sammlung, the State Museum of Applied Arts and Design in Munich, this cloth bound hardback book comes in a paper-covered clam-shell box. 85 items of jewellery are presented through photographs and additional sketches.
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