Art Nouveau Jewelry

Art Nouveau Jewelry

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Jewelry was one of the purest, and most successful, expressions of Art Nouveau style, using sensuous organic forms to create a vast range of objects of exceptional beauty and inventiveness. Leading expert Vivienne Becker provides an account of the movement that spread through Europe and the United States, acquiring different decorative characteristics in England, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Russia and Spain.

For the collector, comprehensive biographies on more than 300 designers are included, followed by a guide to identification, with over 200 makers' marks and signatures. Each part of the book is richly illustrated with plate sections of dramatic illustrations, from the sinuous elegance of the French masters - Vever, Lalique and Fouquet - to the linear, geometric designs of the Viennese - Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 223.52 x 302.26 x 17.78mm | 1,088.62g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • and 214 makers' marks; 300 Illustrations, black and white; 156 Illustrations, color
  • 0500280789
  • 9780500280782
  • 207,513

Table of contents

Introduction: jewelry design in the mid-19th century and the emergence of Art Nouveau. France; Germany and Austria; Great Britain; the United States; the international impact of the Art Nouveau jewel - Belgium, Holland, Scandinavia, Russia, Eastern Europe, Switzerland, Italy, Spain.
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Review quote

'The jewels leap out of the page, so sharply focused and brilliantly lit are these wonderful photographs' - Apollo 'Superb and lavishly illustrated' - The Times 'Has filled a gap in the literature on the subject' - British Jeweller 'Well-written, beautifully produced - must be destined for the shelf of every jewelry dealer and enthusiast as a primary reference work' - The Antique Collector
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About Vivienne Becker

Vivienne Becker has written for newspapers and magazines around the globe, and is recognized today as a world-leading authority on Art Nouveau Jewelry.
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