After the extravagant forms of Art Nouveau, the Art Deco movement represented a return to simplicity and severity. As this book richly demonstrates, in that period jewelry found a virtually unlimited source of renewal. Designers drew inspiration from the entire vivid spectrum of the plastic arts: riotous colors in explosive combinations from the ...
After the extravagant forms of Art Nouveau, the Art Deco movement represented a return to simplicity and severity. As this book richly demonstrates, in that period jewelry found a virtually unlimited source of renewal. Designers drew inspiration from the entire vivid spectrum of the plastic arts: riotous colors in explosive combinations from the Ballets Russes and the Fauves, geometric shapes from Cubism and Suprematism, the contrast of black and white from Neo-Plasticism, and a fascination with the mechanical world from Futurism. Nor were its exponents confined to the modern European world: an Egyptian vogue was prompted by the 1922 discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, while other themes were borrowed from the Far East, Persia, and Africa. Art Deco Jewelry displays through sumptuous illustrations, coupled with a lucid and informative text, the creations of the haute joaillerie (jewelers such as Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels) and of the avant-garde designers -- Jean Fouquet, Raymond Templier, Gerard Sandoz, Jean Durand, and Paul Brandt -- to whom we owe some of the most daring and brilliant jewels of the period. There is also an exquisite range of accessories: dainty vanity cases fashioned with the maximum of detail in the minimum of space, boxes and cigarette cases, and a spectacular array of clocks. With the addition of succinct biographies of the most innovative and influential jewelers of the day, a select bibliography, and a glossary, this book serves as an essential reference for anyone interested in the period or in superb examples of the jeweler's art.
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Fair Oversized Hard cover in dust jacket. Oversized. Previous owner name on first page. Otherwise, Clean text--NO writing, NO highlighting to text. Dust jacket shows sunning along spine and rear cover, soiling along rear cover, a a 3" closed tear along foot of front cover, and minor open and closed tears along extremities. Oversized. Clean text--NO writing, NO highlighting to text. PLEASE NOTE: Domestic US media (standard) US orders ONLY. NO international orders.
Very Good in good jacket. First edition, 1985. Quarto, cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 344 pp., illustrated (some in color), clean unmarked text, Very Good copy in Good dust jacket, some discoloration to the covers, edgewear to the book's covers, soiling and age-toning to the dust jacket, creasing and wear to the dust jacket including some loss. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector.
ISBN 0500283524. Trade Paperback. Oversized. Later printing. Very Good condition copy with minor wear to corners and edges; black felt marker stripe across bottom page edge; minor creases and rubs to covers; otherwise tight, sound and unmarked.
Very Good. Trade PB. 4to. Thames and Hudson. 2003. 344 pgs. Wrappers lightly worn with some light shelf-wear to the extremities present. Book is free of ownership marks. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. Photos sent upon request. Bx-188; 12.92 X 9.40 X 1.06 inches; 344 pages.
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