Kobi Bosshard

Kobi Bosshard : Goldsmith

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An engaging survey of the work and ideas of a leading New Zealand jeweller who has been critical to the development of studio craft in Aotearoa. Born in Switzerland, Kobi Bosshard came to New Zealand in 1961. His expertise as a traditionally trained goldsmith is centre stage in this beautifully illustrated book, which is published as part of Objectspace's Masters of Craft series. Written by art historian Damian Skinner, it provides a perceptive and informative discussion of Bosshard's life and work, describing over five decades of contemporary jewellery that explores the possibilities of the craftsperson's role in creating sophisticated and unique objects for people to wear and own. Bosshard's jewellery is represented in museum and gallery collections throughout the country. Although now officially retired from jewellery-making, he continues to create in his Middlemarch workshop.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 220 x 270mm
  • David Bateman Ltd
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour illustrations
  • 1869538218
  • 9781869538217

About Damian Skinner

Damian Skinner is Curator of Applied Arts and Design at the Auckland Museum, editor of Art Jewelry Forum, and an art historian and curator. He is currently a Newton International Fellow at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, where he is working on a project about settler societies, indigenous art and decolonisation. Damian's recent books include the co-authored Cone Ten Down: Studio Pottery in New Zealand, 1945-1980 (Bateman, 2009), Lalique Vases: The New Zealand Collection of Dr Jack C Richards (Bateman, 2011) and The Passing World, The Passage of Life: John Hovell and the Art of Kowhaiwhai (Rim Books, 2010), which won the Illustrated Non-Fiction section of the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards.show more