Twentieth-century Jewellery : From Art Nouveau to Contemporary Design in Europe and the United States
The largest and most diverse anthology on jewelry, supported with a concise, authoritative and stimulating essay. This is the third book in Skira's series dedicated to the modern decorative arts, following Italian Art Ceramics 1900-1950 and Twentieth-century Fabrics. The work is organized chronologically into eight sections and includes analysis of such topics as the Art Nouveau period; great names such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Tiffany; European and American production from the 1950s; and the advent of computer driven-designs. Twentieth-century Jewellery includes an analysis of some 350 jewels by artists and designers operating in Europe and the United States. The volume also features a biography of the principal production houses, master jewelers and designers; a glossary of technical terms; technical information; a bibliography divided by theme; and an index of names.
- Hardback | 248 pages
- 248.92 x 281.94 x 27.94mm | 1,746.32g
- 12 Oct 2010
- Milan, Italy
- 340 COLOR AND B/W ILLUSTRATION
."..The generous selection of well-produced images is not divided into periods or styles. It flows chronologically and gives the reader a look at many fine examples of jewelry design throughout the hundred-plus years covered... the collection here is a real treasure." American Society of Jewelry Historians
About Alba Cappellieri
Alba Cappellieri is an architect and design critic. She is associate professor of jewelry design and is director of the jewelry design specialization course at the Milan Polytechnic.