Art as jewellery

Art as jewellery
Art as jewellery
English version
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by Louisa Guinness

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Number of illustrations
310 mm x 270 mm
ACC Art Books RRP
Bookshop, Jewels, Exhibition, Exhibition: Bijoux d'artistes de Calder à Jeff Koons. La collection idéale de Diane Venet.


A visually stunning introduction to jewellery by the titans of twentieth & twenty-first century art.

From Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, through to Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst and Grayson Perry, the great gures of modern art have all turned both thought and talent to jewellery. Often, they have eschewed the traditional jeweller's preoccupation with material value and provenance, more concerned with the conceptual or aesthetic signi cance of their work.

In Art as Jewellery, every image is as striking as it is unique. By using contemporary pictures, we develop a chronological timeline of jewellery presentation. Art as Jewellery's pages are home to a stunning variety of design sketches and photographs - some taken by renowned 20th century photographers such as Ugo Mulas and Antonia Mulas. Other photographs have been buried in archives for decades, unseen since the 1960s. In contrast, modern works have been given model treatment by top photographer Alexander English, making this book a glamorous blend of new and classic jewellery art.

Louisa Guiness, collector and gallery owner, provides insightful commentary on each artist and their work. She reveals the personal stories behind each piece's creation, placing the artist in the context of the genre's evolution. Full-page colour photographs and sketches, some showing the artist at work in the studio or with their muse.

This book is for art and jewellery lovers alike.

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