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Cartier 1899-1949: The Journey of a Style - Vassallo E Silva, Nuno, and Leite, Maria Fernanda Passos, and Rudoe, Judy
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The glory of classic Cartier jewelry is exhibited through fifty years worth of designs shown in this exhibition catalog. It shows how surprising the First Cartiers were, in two clear ways: first, art nouveau elements are almost totally absent. Instead there is a singular reinterpretation of the neoclassical vocabulary: floral motifs, acanthus scrolls, and garlands or drops. Care for detail in these architectural motifs-often in three dimensions-is paramount. At the same time, Cartier introduced the use of platinum for the ...

Cartier 1899-1949: The Journey of a Style 2007, Skira Editore, Milan, Italy

ISBN-13: 9788861300262