Twentieth-Century Jewelry : From Art Nouveau to Comtemporary Design in Europe and the United States

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-10-12
  • Publisher: Skira
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This is Skira publishing's third great catalog dedicated to the modern decorative arts, following Italia Art Ceramics 19001950 and 20th Century Fabrics. The work is organized chronologically into eight sections and includes analyses of such topics as the Art Nouveau period; great names such as Cartier, Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany; European and American production from the 1950s; and the advent of computer driven means of expression. Twentieth-Century Jewels 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 jewellers and designers; a glossary of technical terms; technical information; a bibliography divided by theme; and an index of names.

Author Biography

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 Milan Polytechnic. She has undertaken research and teaching projects for companies such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Montblanc. She has written on jewelry design for journals including the Italian design publication Domus.

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