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 20th 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 Jewelry 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.
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